About the Peggy Martin Rose
Have you heard of the Peggy Martin Rose before? The Peggy Martin Rose is also sometimes called the Hurricane Katrina rose. This beautiful and extremely hearty rose has such an amazing story!
The rose is named after an avid rose gardener named Peggy Martin from Louisiana. Tragically, her home along with her amazing rose garden was under 20 feet of salt water for over two weeks after Hurricane Katrina. Only two plants survived the flooding and one of those plants was a rose that she had acquired from her fellow gardener friends in New Orleans.
The rose was luckily revived. For many years, proceeds from any Peggy Martin roses sold helped to fund restoration projects related to Hurricane Katrina. Needless to say, this rose isn’t just your typical rose!
The Antique Rose Emporium
For those of you who don’t know, my husband and I lived in Houston for a few years before doing a whirlwind move to Canada. I had to leave behind our amazing little garden which included my Peggy Martin which climbed up our back fence and bloomed beautifully. Once we got resettled back in Texas after living abroad, I made a trip to the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, TX. They sell dozens of types of roses and they are mostly of the antique variety which means they are usually not very fussy and very hearty. Their garden is super cool to visit even if you’re not a gardener. It is beautiful and fun to just poke around. If you’re not local to them, you can order online and have their roses delivered.
Here’s a few pictures of the Antique Rose Emporium:
My Review of the Peggy Martin Rose
Well, you’ve heard the amazing story behind the rose and I’ve told you all about the cool and quirky, Antique Rose Emporium now onto my experience. This rose is thornless, easy growing, and a big climber.
Peggy Martins are super low maintenance, they need sunshine, a little bit of organic rose food, and lots of room to grow and climb. All in all, if you give this rose a little love, you’ll definitely be rewarded with a beautiful plant.
My new Peggy Martins are just now growing up, but I figure in the next few years I’ll see massive growth. I love their bright pink blooms. They are a happy little rose! So, if you are thinking of growing some I recommend going for it.