November 17, 2017

PEGGY MARTIN ROSE TRULY EVERGREEN

Peggy Martin Rose on my front fence

I can't say enough about this heirloom rose! This Peggy Martin Rose is beautiful in the spring covered with small fluffy blooms, it is hardy and happy in my semi-shaded garden or in full sun, plus the bonus of a rebloom in the fall. The leaves are green all winter! It is November 15 as I write this. We have had two big frosts and several nights below freezing and it is still blooming on my front fence.

This one on my fence (I have two more in my backyard) has survived Rose Rosette disease too. I noticed the weird foliage last year. I cut all the branches with affected leaves off the plant. A few returned and I pruned them off too. It has been disease free this year. I'm holding my breath and making sure the ones in the back are healthy.
Peggy Martin Autumn Blooms

I usually am able to root a few cuttings for sale each year at Mimi'sGreenhouse. They go fast so if you are in my area and want one you better get on my mailing list  (link on sidebar). The first sale each spring is a private sale for the email list only. Peggy Martin is one of the first plants to sell out. 

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