Monthly Archives: July 2012

Polyantha Rose – China Doll Pink

I have written about my red china doll in the previous entry – Polyantha Rose-China Doll Red. Recently my china doll pink has bloom profusedly. These are some of the picture I managed to take.

Check out other varieties of polyantha rose at Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society website – My Favorite Polyanthas Roses.

‘China Doll’, mp, 1946, Lammerts. ARS Rating 8.2. A vigorous spreading polyantha, ‘China Doll’ produces large flushes of china-rose pink pom-pom blooms. It is also an excellent exhibition polyantha, ranked #2 nationally. The blooms are double, cupped, and of moderate size for a polyantha. They appear in large trusses on a bushy plant with leathery foliage. Hybridized by Dr. Walter Lammerts, it is a cross of the polyantha ‘Mrs. Dudley Fulton’ with the miniature rose ‘Tom Thumb’.

Rose Lavaglut

When I first bought this rose plant, the local rose lovers said the name is Dcarpet. The petals are bright velvety red, like a thick carpet. Later on I found out that its exhibition name is Lavaglut.

Info taken from

Dark red Floribunda.
Registration name: KORlech
Exhibition name: Lavaglut
Bred by Reimer Kordes (Germany, 1978).
Dark red. Mild fragrance. 24 petals. Average diameter 2.5″. Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, exhibition, globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, upright. Glossy foliage.
Height of 2′ to 3′ (60 to 90 cm).

Some detailed description taken from about Lavaglut:

The Lavaglut rose is an exemplary little plant. It forms a beautifully rounded bush about 3 1/2 ft tall and wide, which bears large bouquets of smallish, dark red blooms. The neatness of the plant form and the dependably moderate size of the bush make it an ideal landscape plant which will not outgrow its placement.

Lavaglut is rather late starting up, but once underway, it is a most dependable source of unfading color. The blooms are initially slightly cupped, and open to two inches wide, lasting almost longer than seems possible. The first flush of bloom is most pleasing, but over time more and more of these deeply colored, very long-lasting bouquets will adorn the plant.

Akar Dani / Rangoon Creeper

I have been planning to get this plant for so long since the first time I saw it bloomed profusely few years ago in one of my friend’s neighborhood. I finally bought it in Floria 2011. At first I planted it in pot and somehow it didn’t grow well. I decided to uproot and planted it in the ground. It grows but no flower comes out for almost a year.

And then I realized that such plant needs to climb over something for it to start to flower. So I trained the new shoots to climb over another plants and onto my house’s postbox wall..and it works.

Check out the picture taken by Mr Hubby this morning when he was going to work. Lovely, isn’t it?

And this was taken the evening before when I went out to water the plant. I’m having blocked nose so I couldn’t enjoy the sweet fragrance..huhu!

Here is some info about this Rangoon Creeper taken from


Rangoon Creeper

Quisqualis indica is just one of the tropical, flowering vines that we offer. It is suitable to many gardeners all over the country because of its tolerance to be trimmed to any size. It can also be grown in pots. As the weather warms up, the display of flowers will begin to cover the lush foliage.

Rangoon Creeper has a unique bloom. One plant will carry 3 different colors of flowers. Flowers starts white and with age turn pink and then red. If that wasn’t enough to please most gardeners, the flowers have a slight fragrance too. We carry 2 varieties. One with a single flower and another with a double. The single form is much easier to propagate, making it more common and readily available. Both are equally beautiful.

The plant goes semi dormant during the winter and resprouts again when it warms up.

Trimming is advisable just before it starts sprouting in late winter.

FAMILY : Combretaceae
ORIGIN : Tropical Asia, New Guinea
TYPE/USES : flowering vine
SIZE : vine up to 12′ on average
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full/partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average, less in the winter
MIN. TEMP. : mid 20’s with protection
FLOWER : warmer months of the year

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