RACHEL, YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THIS!
18 October 2009 09:29:54
'Kent' is one of a group of roses known as the County Series, which includes other roses such as Suffolk, Wiltshire and Berkshire. Kent stands out from the crowd though, as a ground-cover rose. Bred by Poulsen of Denmark in 1988, it really is exceptionally good and of very high quality. In the early 1990's, it won many awards which highlighted the fact that a ground-cover rose could hold its own among all the other roses being introduced at that time. The flowers are small and semi-double to double, and are a brilliant pure white. It repeat-flowers very well, with flowers continuing throughout the summer. The scent is light and musky and the foliage is small, dark and a glossy green. These dark leaves make a wonderful backdrop to the purity of the white flowers.
Kent looks absolutely fantastic planted 'en masse' and many landscapers use it as ground cover on banks. It's also a super rose for growing in containers and could even be trained to trail over a balcony. It's worthwhile trying other roses from the County Series as they come in a range of colours from cherry-red to soft pink and even bright yellow. They're all exceptionally good but 'Kent' is a great choice for its elegant, long-lasting display.