~ Reviving a Forgotten Garden at the 53rd Parallel ~
Monday, August 31, 2009
The Final Flush
I bought this Thérèse Bugnet rose on Father's Day when I was supposed to be shopping for a rose for my Dad. It had finished blooming then and apparently bloomed a bit while I was on holiday but I hadn't seen much activity from it.
I think it must have wanted to reassure me as it sent up a few blooms last week to let me know what next summer might look like.
Okay, you have my attention, Thérèse. You are rather sweet (and love winter, I hear)
This hybrid rugosa rose was bred right here in Alberta just north of Edmonton in the town of Legal in 1950 (after 25 yrs of breeding) by Georges Bugnet.
It is hardy to zone 2A (Canada) and is supposed to have great fall foliage colour. It grows to a height of five feet and has a spread of four feet.