Baby Faurax (Polyantha) Pretty in purple; sweet scented, too. Possibly related to Veilchenblau, the flowers have more petals, and the color is richer. It also has more prickles. Usually the color is lighter purple or lilac-pink, rather than this eggplant color which I've only seen in cool, damp weather. Below, more typical colors. (SJH)

June 29, 2003

June 21, 2003

December 23, 2000

September 26, 2000

June 6, 2004 - thornless and thorny canes