Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rose of The Week


If your namesake is Grace Kelly -- Her Serene Highness Princess Grace, you better be an exceptionally spectacular rose, and this incredible Hybrid Tea certainly does justice to the iconic beauty it commemorates.

A tall and stately plant that still retains a shapely and compact growth pattern, it brings forth a profusion of blooms in creamy white, edged in a delicate pink. Large and fullblown blooms are classically shaped and elegant in form.

Good disease resistance, with nice glossy foliage and moderate fruity fragrance. The flowers hold well in a vase, and are excellent for cutting.

Patented by Meilland of France in 1982 as a tribute to the untimely passing of the Princess. The plant is also known and sometimes sold as Grace Kelly or Princess Grace.

Click READ MORE to see a photo of this gorgeous rose bush in full bloom.

Viewing the blooms of this rose, MrMartha is reminded of Grace Kelly's entrance in the film 'High Society'. When, as the headstrong heiress Tracy Lord, she sweeps into the room in a cream and pink striped Edith Head confection of an afternoon gown, full skirted with organdy ruffles -- to meet the reporters Mr. Conner and Miss Embry (of Duluth). That was one of the classic moments of Grace Kelly's onscreen luminosity, and this rose captures it perfectly!