This is Part 2 of my article about roses presently blooming in our garden. To read part one please follow this link.
Poseidon Rose – Has Very Original Light Lavender Colour.
This rose, also called “Novalis”, belongs to so called floribunda rose group and was created as a hybrid rose by Kordes & Sons, before 2010.
Our Poseidon rose, which I have also introduced to our garden last year, started blooming about 2 weeks ago. It seemed to take a bit more time than most of the roses in our garden, perhaps because it was planted during a very hot period last year, in the middle of the summer. It is on the right side of our garden where it receives a lot of light since it is facing south. Last year after it was planted in our garden, it stopped blooming and was working on making roots and establishing itself in this new place.
This year it made many flower buds and it started opening them around the end of June. Now it is covered with numerous beautiful light lavender – mauve colour flowers. I hope it will be blooming for a long time.
Above you can see a close up of one of the first flower our Poseidon rose made this year. As you can see well in this photograph, flower buds look dark pink or burgundy, which adds interest and beauty to this unique colour rose.
One more closer view on Poseidon rose.
I hope this beautiful, unique looking rose will continue blooming abundantly for a long time.
Othello Rose with Great Damascus Rose Scent.
Othello rose was created via hybridization by David Austin in 1986.
This is the third year of Othello rose in our garden. It is a very beautiful, dark-pink rose with cup shaped, big, full looking flowers and strong Damascus rose scent. It has particularly big spines, especially on the lower branches, so I have to be extra careful when handling it. The flowers usually don’t last too long. Last year it was mostly blooming in June and then stopped blooming in July when it was very hot and dry. Then it was occasionally reblooming with a few flowers till about the first frost in the middle of October.
Another closer look on Othello rose flower.
Memorial Day Rose – the Queen of Our Garden.
This rose is in the tea roses group and was hybridized by Tom Carruth in 2001. Its another name, which I like more is “Millie Rose” and I call it sometimes in Italian “Mille Rose” – Thousands of Flowers.
I have proclaimed this rose a Queen of our Garden last year since it was our best blooming rose, beside Abbotsford, as well as the tallest and with the biggest flowers. It has grown to about 2,5 meters (about 8 feet) and was blooming all summer long, as well as during the fall. It still had flower buds ready to bloom when I was wrapping it up in burlap in the end of November to protect it from the winter.
I have cut it a bit in spring, but decided to keep it tall, so it is still the tallest rose in our garden and much taller than most of my roses, except Eden rose, which is also pretty big, but it is a climbing rose. You can read more about Memorial Day rose in my other post here.
This year it was blooming a bit later comparing to some other roses in our garden, but maybe because it is so big, it needed a little bit more time to collect energy to develop blooms. It still had just flower buds at the end of June, but once we finally had less rain and more sunshine, it has quickly developed huge flowers, as you can see in the pictures attached to this post. It is interesting that they are of various colours and the shape of the flowers seem to be also changing during the growing season. Some flowers are almost white and other pink, while the buds are dark pink.
Here are some closes up photographs of this rose taken at the beginning of July of this year.
I highly recommend this rose if you are looking for a flower which could bloom the whole season. I can not warranty that you will get the same results, because a lot can depend on the soil, amount or light and nutrients it is getting, as well as how much loving care you are able to dedicate to it. You can read more about taking care of this king rose in the article about Memorial Day rose I have already mentioned.
William Morris Rose – Like Othello, also a Rose from David Austin’s Collection.
This rose is in shrub roses group and was hybridized by David Austin, 1998.
Beside Othello and Abbotsford, William Morris rose is one of the first roses I have bought and planted in our garden in the summer of 2015. Once I have seen in in our local Vandermeer Nursery, it has immediately charmed me with its delicate beauty and pastel colours. The shade of the flowers is an interesting mix of light peach colour, white and soft pink. I also like the way the petals are precisely arranged forming pretty flat shaped rosette.
This rose was blooming quite profusely in June 2016, but then, as most of my roses except Memorial Day and Abbotsford, almost stopped blooming during a very hot and dry weather we had here last year in July. It was the hottest July ever recorded in our area. Then this flower was re-blooming during the rest of the summer. I think it is a good rose to introduce to a garden if you would like to add sophisticated, old fashioned looking flower.
Florentina Rose – from the W. Kordes & Sons collection.
Like Poseidon rose, it is was also hybridized by W. Kordes & Sons and it was created before 2011. Florentina (Rosa “Florentina”) is a climbing rose and can grow up to 7 feet. It is suitable to be trained as a pillar rose.
This rose is one of my newest addition to our garden. I have purchased it at the beginning of August last year (2016) and it was the last rose of this kind sold to me by Palatine Fruits & Roses nursery in Niagara on the Lake. They have quite amazing collection of many original roses, often not available somewhere else in Ontario, Canada. They were so kind to keep this rose on hold for me for about a week.
I have planted this rose on the left side of our garden, when it receives sunlight only in the afternoon. I hope there is enough light for this rose to bloom very well. I love its name “Florentina” sine it reminds me of Italy and Florence, once of my favorite cities.
Florentina, similarly to also new Poseidon rose, was taking more time to start blooming and actually was the last rose to bloom this year. I think it was taking more time because it’s new and received less light than many other roses in our garden. Anyway, now it blooms beautifully with many bright red flowers and I hope it will continue to bloom for most of the summer.
I have just purchased a metal pillar for this rose to help it to support its branches. Some of them are quite soft and were almost laying on the ground. This rose seems to have particularly beautiful dark green, shiny leaves.
A very friendly and knowledgeable owner of Palatine Fruits and Roses nursery was recommending kelp for growing beautiful roses. I will have to try it out. For now I just use special rose food and recently I was able to find a better mix, which also contains additional micro-elements.
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