The plant is a robust bush; app. 1.5m high; long stemmed, huge globular buds open slowly into quartered, double blooms with the romantic appearance of yester-year roses; crimson-red colour does not lose its bright hue in the sun & the firm petals ensure an extraordinarily good lasting quality on the bush or in the vase.
Francois Krige (1913 – 1994)
Artist, traveller and recluse, Francois Krige remained something of an enigma in the South African art world during a long career spanning much of the twentieth century.
Early in his career, Krige was awarded the medal of honour for painting and graphic art by the South African Academy for Science and Arts in 1949. Despite this recognition he shied away from the art community, but few who have encountered Krige´s beautiful and evocative paintings celebrating the fauna, flora and people of southern Africa will disagree that he deserves wider recognition. Little is known and even less written about this retiring artist. Son of Japie Uys, the legendary rugby centre, and Sannie, the novelist, and brother to the poet Uys Krige, Francois distanced himself from both the limelight and his famous and perhaps overpowering family to pursue his art in relative isolation. François lived in the Western Cape.