New Arrivals for 2014?
What roses are you adding this year?
My latest arrivals came from Greenmantle the end of last week:
R. sancta (Richard, not Andrews), Greenmantle has it grouped with the damasks but HMF says it is a "Gallica / Provins, Shrub, Species Cross". I saw it at Eurodesert and found it charming, a cute low thicket. Studying the roses at Eurodesert has continued to influence the roses I buy. If I really liked something there (in the blast furnace heat conditions), then I added it to my wish list for future purchases.
R. soulieana, a single white climbing species. According to Marissa at Greenmantle, this rose is banana-scented.
Cerise Bouquet, a R. multibracteata cross with a rose I've always liked, Crimson Glory. CB is a big bruiser--9 to 12 feet approximately. It is leafing out right now in a 3 gallon pot. I plan to put it next to the beautiful rambler The Garland.
My order from Pickering ships either today or tomorrow. I have coming:
Mme Plantier, alba
Sophie's Perpetual, bourbon/portland
Nevada, hybrid moyesii
Lavender Lassie, hybrid musk
One rose I ordered was sold out--Fruhlingsgold, hybrid spinosissima. Maybe next year....