The exquisite bud-within-a-flower form of this rose makes it a winner on the show bench. Labelled Rosa ‘Dr. John Dickman’, this flower only has a hint of the mauve colour I’ve seen in other pictures – perhaps that’s the effect of the light level in the marquee, or it may be that the flower will develop more pronounced mauve tones as it matures. It’s a miniflora rose, which means that the leaves and flowers are larger than a miniature rose but smaller than a floribunda.
This precise little rose may not have the big-hearted, free-spirited, loveable ruffle of the English roses, or the powerful scent that several of you ask me about, but it’s hard not to admire its neatness and the care with which it was presented.
Taken at Lancashire’s Chorley Flower Show earlier this year and shared as part of Cee’s Flower Of The Day.
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i should say so! What a beauty!
The leaves help – they act like a triumphal stripe (if there is such a thing).
Triumphal stripe! Love it!
Oh my! A perfect photo of a perfect rose! I wouldn’t have guessed it was a small rose. Gorgeous!
It’s always hard to tell the scale with a close up, especially if there’s nothing else in the picture to act as a reference.
Ditto photograph! Des.
Thanks, Des – I appreciate your kind words.
It is perfect.
I imagine the exhibitor would have teased out each petal as carefully as they arranged the leaves.
Wow! Fascinating. I had no idea.
Absolutely stunning pic..!
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