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.

rose-lichfield-angel-1400rose-iceberg-and-benjamin-britten-1400
Thanks to Cathy from Rambling in the Garden for hosting ‘In a Vase on Monday’.

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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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