In a Vase on Monday – Coral

I read somewhere after I bought it that the Rose ‘Benjamin Britten’ is an odd Coral red, and it is really. The petals are a lipstick orange shading to red when the blooms are opening, changing to pinky red lipstick and yellow when open. I thought it was going to be a pure light red, but I don’t regret it. I love the scent, and it has done well on a clay bank where others have struggled.

Benjamin Britten Rose

My gladiolus have burst into flower this week. I was hoping they were going to be Acidanthera, which are beautiful and scented, but instead they are a frilly dress to match the lipstick.

Gladiolus cut flowers

Amazingly, all together and with the lovely creamy ‘Lichfield Angel’ and Iceberg roses it looks quite nice.

Thanks to Cathy from Rambling in the Garden for hosting ‘In a Vase on Monday’.

22 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Coral

  1. ‘Quite nice’ is an understatement Cath – it is a beautiful vase this week. I love that rose! And the Gladioli are very pretty in their pastel shades. 🙂

  2. That benjamin brittain rose looks stunning – I like roses which change colour as the petals age. I’ve only got two roses in my tiny garden but this is a contender. Thank you for the peek into Spring/summer in NZ. I had to photograph my Vase on monday inside as it was wet and windy in Manchester 😦 have a lovely week.

    1. Thanks Bec. There are so many wonderful roses, that’s a hard choice. The Comtesse du Cayla is a lovely one which changes colour too. I have the same problem as you photographing indoors – it’s difficult to find a background which isn’t full of random other things. Have a lovely week. 🙂

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