Pinkerbell, a uniquely beautiful rose in the right conditions

September 11, 2019

Pinkerbell (MEIvanae), a hybrid tea rose bred by Meilland International (France, before 2018) and released in US (2019). This rose has cupped bloom form with a spicy verbena fragrance. The picture on the tag of this rose just shows a commonly light pink rose with dark pink edges. However, this rose is actually uniquely gorgeous.

This reminds me the story of Wang Qiang, commonly known by her courtesy name Wang Zhaojun. She was known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. It is said that because of Wang's confidence of beauty and temperament, she refused to bribe the artist Mao Yanshou as the other maids did. As a reprisal, Mao Yanshou didn't give the best look for her portrait so she didn't get promoted to high status by the Emperor. A painting/picture captured at a wrong angle could change the course of history... Helen

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