Although this rose is sold under the name "City of Adelaide" I prefer the original
name. A small floribunda rose with delightful little blooms in small trusses makes
a very attractive sight in bloom.
Weather contrasts in summer
This rose is Ekstasy... it decided to open a small cluster of blooms during the
recent heatwave, the last day of the heatwave (28th) was 39dC... compare with the single bloom that waited
a day after (29th) a cool change came through and the temperature dropped to 29dC. You can
see why I referred to the roses being fried in the heat.. :)
A colourful rose that puts on quite a display, and if you keep the bush
dead-headed it will repeat the display often.
This one will grow into quite a tall imposing shrub over time. Also a favourite is
the gentle climbing sport.
This is a rose we've always grown since our eldest girl Sonja took a liking to it aged 4.
Although a finicky plant, the roses are sumptuous and deliciously fragrant, well
worth the spot in the garden. Vineyards often planted this particular rose at the end of the row
of vines, when the rose had mildew it was time to spray the vines.. but this rose
isn't used as much now, obviously other indicators are in use.
Another Austin. This one has stayed quite a small bush, though like other Austins,
more leafy than the usual hybrid tea rose.
Some sad news, David Austin just passed away aged 92.
Another fairly new rose in the rose garden, only in its 3rd year here. Added to
create a contrast to the group in this particular bed of roses. Seems to withstand
rain on the petals and so far doesn't fade in our strong sunlight. I can't tell
you much about this one yet.
A fairly new addition to the rose garden, about in its 3rd year here and is looking
quite nice. I rather like how it fits into this section of the rose garden where
the colours are gold, cream and various tones in between. Not far from the gazebo
where the main climber is Reve d'Or, creamy apricot. The first few blooms last
year on this rose I was disappointed with, but now I quite like it.
This rose resides alongside Blue Bayou and they compliment each other rather well.
This bush has taken a few years to settle into the garden, unfortunately its spot
is very close to a bank of native plants that act as a windbreak and take a lot of
moisture from the rose garden; but because of all the native flowers, there is a
variety of the helpful insects that help take care of aphid, thrip and other nasties...
we're very pleased to see TM is improving with age!
A very pretty bush rose especially when covered with these blooms. The shape of
the bush is very attractive and leafy, but the blooms are so fragile they don't last
long, especially after rain or during a heatwave. Mine is bordering a bed of roses, as
the bush is not quite a metre tall and wide.
Royal Dane & a tiny garden spider
We have quite a few little garden spiders amongst the rose bushes, one
needs to take care when threads are spread across pathways! Christine
may recognise this little spider perhaps? The rose is a great one in
the garden, plenty of blooms throughout the season.
A very new rose in our garden, in its 2nd year here and hasn't done much yet. This
is one of its first blooms on quite a tiny bush as yet. Interesting notes about
the various names this rose has been given that I found on Help Me Find, a rose name
finding site on the net. Supposed to have fragrance, I haven't tested it yet.
A good sign for me is that the rose has survived 2 heat wave days and not wilted
or lost its colour.
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 2003).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2012 as 'Gräfin Diana'.
Introduced in South Africa by Ludwig's Roses in 2012 as 'Burgundy Panarosa'.
Introduced in France by Globe Planter in 2015 as 'Madame de Montespan'.
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC in 2015 as 'Dark Desire'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses Pty Ltd in 2016 as 'Dark Desire'.