I can remember the excitement when I received a few slips of pink lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis 'Rosea'). It was at one of the first plant swaps I attended in Ohio.
I'd never seen it before, never even heard of it. 15 years later it's filling the front of the bed with pretty, fragrant blooms.
Just like it's white flowering cousin, 'Rosea' will thrive just about anywhere.
It's funny how thrilling it is to see a novelty bloom the first few season, then we long for something new.
I like the pink variety, but to me it doesn't smell as nice as the old-fashioned white blooms.
Nothing can match the perfume of the original.
'Rosea' if a fun addition to the garden, and it's there to remind me of my life before Pittsburgh.