As the Industrial Rose takes over there seem to be fewer and fewer alternatives at the garden centers. A few years ago, Hewitt, out on Hillsboro Road, had a huge rose section. It is now one third its former size. There are a few landscape roses, a few hybrid teas, and a small number of Austin roses.
There is already one rose in this renovated bed. It is a two decade old Hybrid Musk “Penelope”.
And here is “Princess Anne”, which is more compact and has a very subtle tea scent.
And what companion plants will they have?
Other companions will be Purple Toadflax, Some Gregg’s Salvias, Valerie Finnis Artemesia, and Pink Porterweed.