Monday, May 2, 2011
Fortune's Double Yellow.....an old Tea Rose
I like this rose, at least I like looking at it and smelling it. It has nasty vicious short, strong, hooked thorns that are seriously dangerous. Stefan put three of them in China Valley and we (Amanda and I) got rid of one. Hey, they seem to want to be 15 feet in diameter and 5 feet high. Well, the height really isn't a problem, but that's a dangerous 50 square feet of weeding. Anyway two are enough.
It's apparently an old Tea rose discovered in 1845 and it is beautiful and fragrant, and though it doesn't rebloom, it's worth the space it takes up.
Posted by ChrisU at 3:37 PM