Day 11: Midnight Sun Rose

Another Rose Safari expedition takes me again to the Ngong Hills, one of Kenya’s most popular hiking and walking destination. I may wish to add that the remarkable Ngong Hills were featured in the film Out Of Africa which is based on the book of the same name by Karen Blixen. So I can say with a touch of humor, I am therefore looking for a rose that can be a featured in any movie and win an Oscar! That rose, should be a star in real sense.. and there she was.. The Midnight Sun Rose. This bi-colored orange red rose shines in what I can describe as a mirror image of the beautiful first rays of the Kenyan red sun in a magical dawn.


My discovery delivers a rose that has a long stem, one the best, if not the best vase life and a large flower head that opens beautifully. Definitely this was a successful rose safari expedition without a doubt.