Guelder Rose or
From a florists perspective this plant is a dream. It will suport and compliment a vast variety of others, stands alone well, is easy to cut, easy to use, and easy to maintain. It’s a tough, elegant flower that will last for about two weeks in a hand tie or jug arrangment, and is just as flexible in a garden setting.
If you want to grow Guelder Roses of your own it could not be more simple. They are happy in the shadows or the sun, in alkali soil, or the acid, sand, chalk or clay and are happy to face which ever way your garden does. They are very attractive shrubs which will be a statment peice in your garden, some growing up to 8 meters, although this will take a good decade…or two.
During the spring and summer they have those gorgeous green balls of delicate, Forget Me Not shaped blooms, which, if not cut, in the autumn will erupt into the most viberant shining red berries. But for now as it’s spring I’ll be using them to make my bouquets pop.
Hope you all have the most glorious Easter weekend.