Thursday, March 25, 2010

'Mme. Antoine Mari' vs. "Pink Cracker Rose"

While I no longer suspect that my 'Mme. Antoine Mari', which I bought from Chamblee's Roses, is the ID for Florida's iconic Mystery Rose "Pink Cracker Rose", due mainly to very differing perfumes, I continue to be struck by their great similarity, including very maroon new growth. Right now my 'Mme. Antoine Mari' is making a BIG springtime candelabra of buds and blooms that looks SO very close to those that a healthy "Pink Cracker Rose" produces in spring on strong basal shoots. The photos are from sundown a few days ago. John

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