What I expected was just another rose bush. One that took a year or two to settle in before it started blooming profusely. One that suffered in last year's record heat and drought. I expected just another rose bush.
What I got was completely different.
I got a rose that walked through the heat and drought of last summer like it was a camel. A rose that wouldn't stop blooming. It wouldn't even slow down.
A rose that took a pretty picture, looked good with companions, and was cheerfully pink.
A rose that stole my heart.
Only slightly fragrant, it's smooth, almost thornless stems make me swoon.
I walk around to this side of the garden and I can't keep my eyes off of lovely La Marne. It is definitely the star of the show in this new garden area.
Would I recommend this rose to you? You bet! La Marne is designated an Earthkind rose, grows in zones 6 to 9, can grow to 6 ft tall (or kept at around 3 ft), and will steal your heart, too.