L’AIMONT: Floribunda – Bred by Harkness (1994) in UK. Medium peachy/pink blooms born in clusters on med length stems. Blooms are very full and ruffled and are quite beautiful with a delightful strong fragrance. L’Aimont, also goes by the name of Victoria Spice looks lovely and is a good performer in a vase. As I find with most Harkness roses, the foliage is good with glossy leaves.
LOVING MEMORY: Hybrid Tea –Bred by Kordes (1981) in Germany. One of the most beautiful roses I have encountered. Blooms are velvet red, packed with petals and are mostly born on long stems. Pleasant, “almost” moderate, fragrance. I will always cherish this plant which was given to me by the sister of a close friend who died in a motor vehicle accident and it portrays a very “Loving Memory”!
MARGARET MERRILL: Floribunda – Bred by Harkness (1977) in UK. Medium size semi double blooms born in clusters on a longish stem. Intensely fragrant Blooms are white. On this rose, I prefer newly unfurling buds and brand new blooms before they are fully blown, also the colour shade is more beautiful at these stages. Though, many people do like it at its fully open bloom stage when it shows off it’s bright peachy/yellow stamens.
MARY ROSE: English Rose - Bred by David Austin (1983) in UK. Medium size full petalled blooms born in large clusters on short stems. Vigorous and floriferous. Pleasant mild to moderate fragrance. Lovely shade of pink.