All the schoolgirls are so many…
‘Oranges and Lemons’ … first a myriad of childhood memories surfaced, then visions of sorbets and marmalade.
I loved the rose on the strength of its name alone; even before I saw it.
I took home a plant with a bud on the verge of releasing its tightly bound petal so I didn’t have long to wait.
The next day, the petals unfurled with bolder streaks of colour. And then I saw Oranges and Lemons in all its citrusy glory. And as I expected, it looked good enough to eat.
Care and propagation: full sun; light and well drained media, water generously, fertilize weekly. Propagate using cuttings