Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sissinghurst Castle

It comes from the garden of Sissinghurst Castle. An old Gallica rose found in 1947 by the dreamer of the garden Vita Sackville-West when she began to transform the neglected garden of the old castle. This place has become since then one of the most famous gardens of the world. And it is such a good feeling to have a little piece of this garden – through Peter Beales who also sells this rare rose via internet – in our fence of historical roses.

Rosa Sissinghurst CastleRosa Sissinghurst CastleRosa Sissinghurst Castleclass: Gallica rose, discovered in 1947
height: 90-140 cms
width: 90 cms
American hardiness zone: Z4b (down to -32 ºC)
bloom: once, then it produces rose-hips
At us it grows at sunshine, but according to Help Me Find it tolerates part-shadow.

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