For Downton fans, Season 4 brings with it a new rose, Anna's Promise.
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Anna's Promise is due for an early release this fall, but will have an official coming out in 2015.
According to Weeks marketing manager Karen Kemp-Docksteader, the rose is a pink with a bronze reverse, elegant and sweet just like the character it is named for. "Our Downton Abbey Roses will be elegant, beautiful and romantic, but also surprisingly dramatic and tenacious....just like the show and characters that so many have come to love." If you pop over to Redneck Rosarian's blog you will not only be able to hear the podcast interview they did with Kemp-Docksteader, last October but also get some great rose growing tips as well.
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Time: Summer
As I ponder why the character Anna was chosen first and why a multicolor rose, I wait with "bated breath" for tomorrow night and the beginning of yet another season.