Father Hugo Rose

Filed in Gather Food Essential by on May 13, 2009 0 Comments

Isn't this beautiful! It's a Father Hugo rose – very fragrant, single yellow bush rose with tiny green leaves and many sharp thorns on red stems. It only blooms for about 2 weeks in mid May. The deer don't like the thorns, so it isn't browsed. I love this plant.

 

For years I searched for a Father Hugo rose. Finally 3 years ago a friend gave me 2! He found them in a small Midwest nursery and had them shipped to me. I planted both. The country house one is now 6-7 feet tall and in full bloom. The city house one is 2 ft tall with no blooms. Can you guess which one the gardener fed every day?

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