I didn't expect to really like this rose. I expected it to fill a spot. To coordinate in the garden. To be part of the chorus, not a star. It has surprised me. I fell in love with this rose the first time I saw the sun streaming through its glowing, gorgeous, big, frilly petals.
It's a rose to love from up close, and from afar. I can see this rose from my kitchen window. It glows. It shines. It makes me smile each time I look outside.
What rose is this? None other than 'Pearlie Mae'. Named for the famed singer, Pearl Bailey. It starts out in a round ball, but soon opens to reveal an imperfect form, which is actually quite charming. Full and frilly, it's one of those roses that is enchanting because of its ability to surprise.
Almost a light yellow on one side, the back of the petals are a lovely, rich pink, which gives this rose its peachy hue. It's that combination of the two colors that makes this rose seem to glow in the sunlight. As the rose matures, the yellow intensifies, changing the color of this rose from a light peach to a darker shade of apricot.
Blackspot and mildew resistant. This rose will not fade into the background, unnoticed. This rose is not just part of the chorus. This rose is a star!
I'm linking up with Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursdays.