Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Many Shades of Archduke Charles
This picture perfectly exhibits the many shades of light pink to red that the flowers of Archduke Charles go through. They start off that light pink, then gradually darken to crimson. At any given time the plant will have all the shades. Also notice the "cool" green coloration and health of the leaves. (By the way, the long branch with smaller and lighter green leaves going across the top of this picture is from a nearby Super Dorothy rose.) I have not seen a healthier rose in Louisiana - it is thriving in our hot and humid climate. This plant has just recently started to take off in growth. Next year it should really be a stunner. I just planted it last October.