Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rose of The Week


Gardens of the World was named after a PBS series hosted by the late Audrey Hepburn. The program visited many famous international gardens, with the always lovely and elegant Ms. Hepburn providing commentary and insight into what makes a garden truly spectacular.

The namesake rose is equally spectacular. Petals have a creamy base tone with a deep cerise edging. The petal shape has a wonderful ruffled edge, and the blooms are full blown and gorgeous. A profusion of blooms make a spectacular show on a compact and reasonably vigorous plant.

Blooms last an exceptionally long time as cut flowers. Introduced by US hybridizer Jackson & Perkins in conjunction with the television show in 1993. The plants were offered as fund raising premiums by many PBS stations, and also available in nurseries. Not the easiest variety to find currently, it is well worth seeking out. Also known as Paris Pink.