This cultivar is known for producing horizontal canes, and on my two bushes a lot of canes still want to lie on the ground weighed down by lots of heavy blooms. But the four new basals above all stand up. Can it be a new, and a better, trend?
The other one is Jude the Obscure, another English rose with a delicious fragrance reminiscent of fruit and sweet white wine. It has been in my garden for quite a while, always a demure well-behaved bush, nicely rounded and not at all aggressive in its growth habit.
|Jude the Obscure last year|
But this year it started producing 6' tall canes! I wonder if it is eventually going to be so tall (too big!), or is it getting ready to climb? If you grow this rose in a warm climate, please let me know :).
The three new canes it gave me had big clusters of blooms and were waving around in the wind. I was afraid they might snap before they harden off, so I cut off all the blooms and put them in a vase. The fragrance is wonderful!