Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sophie's Rose Provides Late Season Color

The frost has come and gone, but Sophie's Rose continues to bloom. I purchased Sophie's Rose on a recommendation from Matterhorn Nursery in Spring Valley, New York, one of the best nurseries in the tri-state area:

Matterhorn Nursery contains a large David Austin rose display garden and sells many David Austin roses, including Sophie's. It blooms prolifically from May through November.

Sophie's Rose is planted in my front mixed border in part-shade. I am amazed it blooms as much as it does given the lack of full sun.

This is a tall, but not wide rose. It should be planted in a group of at least three, each spaced two feet apart. After being pruned to about twenty-four inches tall in the spring, it ends the season approximately seven feet tall.

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