The Sauk Trail Rose Society will again be making their annual "one-time" appearance on Sunday, May 6, at the Frankfort Country Market selling potted rose plants for your garden. (The Market takes place in the Breidert Green parking lot at Kansas and Oak Streets.) This year the Society’s 2012 offerings will include a limited number of "Frankfurt" roses. This spreading shrub-type rose is 100% "black spot" free and winter hardy. It was hybridized by the world-renowned 100+ year old German Rose hybridizer "Kordes" for the Palm Garden Botanic Garden in Frankfurt, Germany.
In Germany the rose is called "Palmengarten Frankfurt." Here it is known as PG Frankfurt or the Frankfurt Rose. It produces numerous, massive pink rose clusters with about 4-5 repeat bloom cycles during the growing season. Sauk Trail Rose Society members who grow it say, "Its low 1’ to 2’ profile, shiny holly-type leaves, and repeat bloom production make it a perfect candidate for border or ground cover applications."
Being an affiliate of the American Rose Society, the Sauk Trail Rose Society is South Suburbia’s garden club dedicated to educating not only its members but the community at large about the “Rose,” our nation’s floral emblem. Guest speakers at their monthly meetings discuss topics ranging from rose selection/rose care to acquisition of garden plantings to complement roses in a typical garden setting. A rose show, garden walk and other social events are annual club activities. For additional information contact their president, Frank DeVries at 708-687-5013.