Duc de Guiche

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Gold Badge Magenta colored flowers are almost impossible to reproduce accurately: this one should actually be a little darker and just a little redder in tone. Also, I keep wondering whether it might not actually be another Gallica, perhaps Duc de Cambridge. No matter; it is good.

I keep forgetting about it. It's planted at the edge of a tangle of Seafoam and keeps getting swamped. But it's starting to grow up through. It's a steady grower without disease problems.

In its third season it has produced perhaps twelve flowers, each about two inches across. This will never be a force in the landscape; but the flowers have a certain gravity from which I cannot escape.

Prevost, France 1929
Duchesse d'Angouleme | Belle Isis
Zone 4-9
Complicata | Konigin von Danemarck
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: SRB Garden in NJ, May 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.