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’.