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.
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.
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”
“Quite nice” is rather an understatement; they look perfect together.
Thanks Christina. 🙂
Gosh, that reminds me of summer. I got a real pang when I saw it. I don’t know Benjamin Britten at all, but it looks an interesting mix of colours. Is it a D.A. ?
Hi, yes it’s a David Austin rose. It has a really nice strong fruity scent. The leaves are also an unusual bronze – y colour.
Lush and beautiful. Amazing the shades of red!
Thank you 🙂
Yes, an unusual colour, but such a perfect rose and the gladioli are really pretty too – yours seems such a soft and gentle vase today. Thanks for sharing
Thanks, it really is a lovely scent.
I so needed these colors after a freeze here. Wow.
That’s lovely, I hope you’re cosy and warm.
Feminine and lovely. So beautiful!
Thank you, I have a bit of a mistrust of things that are pink and frilly. I’ll have to work on it 🙂
I know what you mean. Old programming that could use a retrofit! 😉
Sometimes unexpected flowers make the best bouquets!
They do, we have seen that a few times on IAVOM
Delightful to look at your Summer blooms. I cannot describe the dismal day here today, so much rain and so dark. Thanks for the brightening sights.
I hope you have a fire going and time to read some books.
That’s what Christmas holidays are for
‘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. 🙂
Thank you, you are very kind. 🙂
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.
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. 🙂