Andy Arthur recently performed a vase test on a newer variety called Silver Shadow. Check it out and let me know what you think!
By: Andy Arthur
I have always been partial to lavender roses, and as such, I am constantly on the lookout for new varieties. This week I tried a new wholesale variety called “Silver Shadow”. The first characteristic I noticed of this variety was the size of the buds – between 10cm and 12cm (4 – 4½”)! The coloration is lighter than Ocean Song, with some fuchsia accents on the guard petals. Amazingly, they all fully opened – which in my experience, is not always the case with some of the large head varieties. I put them out in a vase on Monday morning, and this is what they looked like on Tuesday:
This is what they looked like on Thursday morning – every stem opened nicely:
The one trait that really surprised me however, was the lack of fragrance – I had assumed it would have a strong scent.
Overall, I am impressed with this wholesale fresh cut variety, and will continue to offer it through the upcoming wedding season.
Past posts from Andy:
Vase Test: Wimbleton Rose