Family: Rosaceae Genus: Rosa Cultivar: Dainty Bess
Hybridized by Archer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1925
This photo was not taken during this week of ice and very cold weather, but during "rose season" this past summer. I've had this rose bush in my garden for almost 20 years. "Dainty Bess" is a Hybrid Tea Rose and is "single," in that it does not have multiple layers of petals. It has a faint but sweet perfume and is one of my favorites.