This perfect blend of pink and yellow takes our breath away, melts our hearts, and inspires flower inventors around the globe to new heights. It's amazing to think that the color peach barely existed in the flower world 100 years ago.
If you know roses, you most certainly know of David Austin. His hybridization work in northern England in the later half of the 20th century through today, has brought more than 24 varieties of peachy hued roses into creation. Juliet, his rose developed for the florist trade, is one of his most sought after roses in current times...loved for it's iridescent coloration and incredible stamina – five hours out of water – no problem.
Last weekend, Crocus, the rose, made an appearance in Easter baskets at Florali, along with matching ranunculus and beautiful peach picote Japanese maple.
Another of Austin's peach beauties, Abraham Darby, soaks up the morning sun on my kitchen window sill.