Join us as we introduce you to some of the roses, salvia and herbs that you will find at Steenberg Hotel.
Whether you are taking a stroll in the gorgeous gardens or admiring the freshly cut bouquets of flowers in and around Steenberg Hotel, you are likely to be met by the breathtaking roses of Steenberg.
Driving to the Hotel, you will be flanked by clusters of this striking pure white rose. This prolific, easy to grow rose is very versatile and can be used in the home garden as a shrub or as a standard rose.
Rose Pink Simplicity
Situated on the Manor House patio, this rose is simply beautiful. The soft, clear pink flowers are displayed with pride on this sturdy rose bush.
Rose Pearl of Bedfordview
The pearl white of these blooms is enhanced with a touch of pink that flows over the petal edges. These lovely roses are perfect in pots and you will find them on the Barn patio and Premium room patios.
Rose Ivory Beauty
The softness of the cream-ivory flowers makes this rose a true beauty. A new addition to the Hotel, you will definitely be seeing more of this rose.
Salvia leucantha ‘Midnight’ –Mexican bush Sage
The velvety waves of deep purple flowers are synonymous with Steenberg Hotel.
Mexican Sage is a hardy, fast growing perennial shrub which can grow up to 1.2 meters tall and equally as wide. The grey-green leaves provide a lovely contrast to other garden plants all year round. The peak bloom period is spring to autumn and the flowers provide butterflies, bees and many other pollinators with a source of nectar.
This versatile plant is drought tolerant and will grow in most soil conditions, but enrichment with organic matter such as compost will be helpful. It is best suited to a sunny position, but will tolerate light shade. General pruning will help to promote bushiness and it may be cut to ground level late in the season, when new growth starts to appear at the base.
The formal herb garden at Steenberg Hotel is a source of fresh herbs for Tryn Restaurant, but many of these herbs are well suited to grow at home. If you do not have space, they can also be grown in containers.
A combination of perennial herbs, such as Rosemary, Thyme, Marjoram, Sage, and Mint and annual herbs such as Sweet Basil, Coriander, Parsley and Chilies make for a year round abundant harvest, fresh from your own garden.
Herbs grow best in a sunny position in well-drained soil and require moderate watering. Having herbs in pots in the home garden is great as you can control the watering and it makes for easy planting and picking.
Remember, when it comes to herbs, the more often you pick them, the better they will grow. They live to serve.