Did you know that there were different Pierre de Ronsard rose colours? We grow two different varieties in our garden, the Red Pierre (above & below) and the pink Pierre (third & forth photos).

Rare to find at the time, this red one came from a plant stall at the Evandale market, 10 + years ago.

It was planted in a prime position until we decided the best spot for the water tank was less than a metre away. I just don’t have the courage to shift her after being established in the ground for that long.

We collect the red rose petals and dry them to add to tea blends. The pink petals tend to look rather dull and drab when dried.

Another Red Pierre is on the rose list for next winter, I’m sure I’ll be able to fit it in somewhere!

Sending love, Jude x


The other Pierre de Ronsard Rose.

December 13, 2022



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