Monday, April 5, 2010
A Real "Winshoten" Of A Rose
I can't count the number of times I've stuck my nose into a luscious red rose only to be rewarded by...
That's right no scent. Nada, zippo - an olfactory black hole.
Yet, thanks to Cliff Orent of EuroDesert Roses, American Rose Growers can now purchase just such a rose.
Named for the town of Winschoten in The Netherlands (the Country my Parents come from!) this Shrub Rose was bred by the French Nursery firm of Meilland in 1999. It won five awards in European Trials including 3 fragrance awards and the silver medal in the trials at Baden-Baden Germany. I've been to some of those trials and the Europeans take their fragrance real seriously.
If you've been yearning for the big ol stinky red rose that you can also cut and bring in the house look no further. In the United States you can purchase Winschoten only from EuroDesert Roses. Cliff also carries lots of other great roses and in many cases he is the only place in the United States you can buy them from.