Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The First Rose of Spring

Archduke Charles was my first rose to bloom last spring despite in being a very young plant at the time.  Wouldn't you know it's the first to bloom this spring too?  Look at this perfectly quartered little bloom!  There are some other blooms on the plant too - some lighter pink than this.  As you may know, Archduke Charles is a rose of many different shades of pink.  It changes colors as the bloom ages.  It can be anywhere from light, blousy pink to deep crimson.  I expect this plant to really take off this year and get huge since it seems to love our Louisiana weather so well.

1 comment:

Randy Emmitt said...


Quartered roses are my favorite. Looks like you picked a choice one.