Cinco De Mayo means the fifth of May, Mexico's Independence Day. We planted the Cinco De Mayo in March of 2011, and I have had no complaints, not a heavy bloomer but a steady one. Being a florabunda it will bloom in clusters and often, must florabunda's are not extremely tall. The rose blossom is an open face of medium size.
These are the flowers that are blooming this day, October16,2011. We planted Frankly Scarlet in 2009, in the same bed we planted Black Cherry. This rose is a heavy bloomer and is seldom with out a bloom. A florabunda and blooms in clusters, medium height and a medium sized bloom.
Kimberlina was the Florabunda of the year in 2009, a Christmas gift from Bridget, my granddaughter.She also gave me Sweetness. Kimderlina is a small open face rose, of medium hieght.
|Pink Gerber Daisy|
I planted 2 in 2010 just to see if I could raised them, I had bad luck a few years ago with these. I was talking to Liz at the nursery where I bought themlast year and she suggested that I may have watered them to much. I planted them this year in a raised bed, three timbers high, twelve inches. I have two 4x8 ft. beds end to end around two pine trees. I have lost some of these but most have lived, the ones that died had some kind of fungus. I planted yellow and pink in one bed and yellow and red in the other. So be careful and plant them in a well drained area in full sun.
|The back of About Face|
|Cinco De Mayo|