I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Light Fantastic Roses
Rosa Light Fantastic Floribunda Rose
Description of Light Fantastic Roses:
People cherish old heritage varieties with good reason, but new breeds like Light Fantastic demonstrate that progress is a really good thing. The lovely big lemon-sorbet coloured blooms on this rose are instant classics, but their strong petals also tolerate poor weather at flowering time. The big clusters of rose buds seem to build up pressure in late spring while other roses are starting to flower before they explode in vigorous waves. You will get several flushes over the summer with a bit of deadheading.
Light Fantastic doesn't have a very strong scent, but if you plant it next to a seated area you will be able to enjoy it.
This rose is happy in a large pot.
Characteristics of Light Fantastic Bushes:
- Bud colour: Pale Yellow.
- Colour: White with a yellow glow.
- Flower Shape: Large, fully double, georgeous.
- Fragrance: 2-Light.
- Flower Period: Repeating from Early Summer.
- Leaves: Glossy, mid-green, very disease resistant.
- Height: 90cms
Read about Growing Roses here.
History and Parentage of Light Fantastic Roses:
Bred by Colin Dickson, Britain, in 2006 from Sexy Rexy. It won a Gold Standard Award in 2007.