Friday, July 11, 2008

Salvia and Marilyn Monroe

Although I love all roses, I tend to stay away from most hybrid teas. I find them to be somewhat difficult and I just prefer big bouquets of old-fashioned roses to the single stemmed 'teas. That being said, one of my favorite hybrid teas is Marilyn Monroe. I just think it is one of the most beautiful blooms there is out there. I swear the petals are like a satin gown, a creamy peach color and the most unique texture I have seen on a rose. She has a slight fragrance. I only have one planted in my Laguna garden and I did have problems with blackspot the first couple of years, but she seems to have adapted to our cool weather and has made herself quite at home amongst this patch of salvia that has invaded her space.

4 comments:

Niels Plougmann said...

Roses may be the Queen of flowers, but she can have ugly naked legs! Salvia does cover them nicely - but sometimes also makes fungal disases worse since the leaves are slover to dry. Established plants usually get better disease resitance, as you noticed. She really is pretty!

Amy said...

That's a really beautiful plant combination - love the colour of Marilyn Monroe!

cindee said...

So pretty!!! I love the two together too(-:

Katarina i Kullavik said...

That's a fantastic combination - the beauty of the rose is enhanced by the Salvias!
/Katarina