"Peace" is my favourite type of rose. I love the colours and the fact that it is incredibly tough and just keeps on bravely flowering despite the difficult conditions that sometimes prevail in The Farmhouse garden.
There is a fantastic story behind the "Peace" rose. Francis Meilland (famous French rose grower) propagated the rose in France in the late 1930s. Apparently he thought it was the most beautiful rose he had ever created. World War II was looming and he was worried it may be destroyed if France was invaded. Hence he sent cuttings to friends in a variety of other countries including the US. After the war he wanted to name it after a general who had been influential in the Allies victory. This general told him he would prefer it to be called "Peace".
Such a beautiful flower.
|Rose, Doing Its Gorgeous Thing On The Mantelpiece|