Unusually large flowers of a warm, glowing pink. Full petalled and deeply cupped, enclosed in a ring of outer petals of a softer pink. In spite of their size, they are held nicely poised on a well-rounded shrub. They have a delicious fresh Tea fragrance which, interestingly...
Smell Me | This magenta-pink rose is a perfumed version of ‘Rina Hugo’. Blooms are shapely & have firm petals, which is unusual for such a strongly scented variety. Bush grows strongly, renewing itself by sprouting continuously from base to top. It is superbly suited as a background rose but performs equally well on its own or as a hedge.
Addictive Lure | With hundreds of other roses surrounding it in our test plot the air is saturated with rose scent & the nose does not smell it anymore. However, the distinctive sweet aromatic scent of this new rose drifts in the air. Strong upright bush producing deep open cup shaped blooms in loose clusters as well as individually to a stem. The petals are amazingly firm. Lasts well in vase when cut at the half open to open stage.
Clarens Centenary | When I first delivered bare root rose bushes to Clarence almost 50 years ago, it was a charming little village. Now it is a favourite domicile for people who escape the summer’s heat of the Highveld. Roses flourish in this climate; this novelty is bound to add to the attraction. Incredibly healthy, well foliated bush grows to chest height, produces dense clusters of densely petalled blooms. A pleasing blend of cream pink.
Winter Sun | Blooms of classic shape in the light yellow of the winter sun & its ability to flower deep into winter gave it its name. Its resistance to black spot allows the neat, chest high bush to remain clothed with glossy green foliage - ensuring a penetrating root system, uninterrupted sap flow and little chance of sunburn or stem kanker. ‘Winter Sun’is very close to our ideal of a modern rose.
Lemonessence | The rugged, healthy growth is very impressive. The good-sized blooms have the romantic look of an old-fashioned rose and are lemon yellow, deepening to a golden yellow in slight shade and exude an extraordinary 'lemony' fragrance. The bush has the ‘Iceberg’ quality – just let it be, and it will grow and flower.
Liz McGrath | Liz McGrath is renowned for her ‘collection’ of five star ‘Relais and Chateaux’ hotels in the Western Cape. In appreciation, her family has dedicated this rose to her, and like the hotels that bear her unique stamp, it radiates elegance, charm and character. The tight urn shaped buds display a touch of green over the bronzy golden base indicating firmness of petals and longevity. Once the petals start unfolding the clear bronze on the petal reverse contrasts exquisitely with...