Monday, January 9, 2012

Bloom of the Day

Gruss an Aachen
Rosarians harbor especially warm feelings toward this rose. Besides offering lavish clusters of silken rosette-shaped blooms in a pearly pink suffused with yellow, this German-bred hybrid has given botanists the pleasure if arguing over how to classify it. The plant's ancestry is so complex that rosarians can't agree whether it's a Floribunda, a Hybrid Tea, a Polyantha, or a Bourbon.