With temperatures down, my roses have put out some blooms this past week. Although this one doesn't live up to its name of Red Intrepid, (it looks like hot pink to me) it is pretty nevertheless.
'Red Intrepid' is a hybrid tea with a moderate sweet fragrance and grows to a medium size. I don't know much more about this cultivar.
I love the color and spicy scent of this old favorite. Queen Elizabeth is a grandiflora and has been one of the most popular rose varieties for over 40 years. I probably planted this in the wrong place as it can get up to 10 feet tall! It is in a narrow bed alongside a sidewalk, so it may outgrow its alloted space in a few years.
The flesh colored, stinky flowers of the H. primulina are not as attractive as some of the more exotic flowers of other Huernia species. As a matter of fact, this photo should not be enlarged because when the flower is examined at close range, it looks suspiciously like a nasal orifice, complete with nose hair! On that note, I'll finish this post!