Yesterday I mentioned France Prešeren, a romantic poet, who is still highly valued and read among Slovenian people. In Ljubljana, a town square in the city pedestrian zone is named after Prešeren. If you come to Ljubljana, you can’t miss Prešeren’s statue on the Prešeren square.


A lovely pink rose bears the poet’s name. ‘Prešeren’ is the first Slovenian rose cultivar. It is a shub rose, which makes a healty plant with dark green leaves and plenty of flowers. Their colour is clear soft pink, which pales slightly in the full sun.

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As you already read: on the pre-convention tour you’ll have an opportunity to become acquainted with the poet’s rose in the garden of the house where Prešeren was born.