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ROSE OF THE YEAR 2010

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS (Wekvossutono); this rose has all the attributes of a winner as the Rose of the Year and All American Rose Selection Awards confirm. Bred by Tom Carruth of Weeks Roses in California it has proved to be a great rose for the British climate. The butter-yellow blooms are freely produced and have an unusual sweet liquorice scent. Neat and compact in habit, the luxuriant foliage is mid-green and glossy and shows excellent disease resistance. Introduced by C & K Jones; www.jonestherose.co.uk

NOVELTY ROSE 2010

SUPER TROUPER (Fryleyeca); another worthy winner for Gareth Fryer of Fryer's Roses. This bright floribunda has vibrant orange blooms that are well-formed and freely borne on a neat bushy plant of medium habit. This rose caused quite a stir at the judges' final selection meeting for Rose of the Year 2011. Just pipped at the post by the eventual winner for that year it was awarded Novelty Roses status and its introduction brought forward by one year. Bred and introduced by Fryer's Roses; www.fryers-roses.co.uk

ABBIE'S ROSE; this low growing floribunda rose produces an abundance of bloom throughout the season. The pretty double cerise pink flowers are borne in large sprays offset by healthy glossy foliage. It is named for Abbie who was diagnosed with Adrenal Neuroblastoma when she was just 21 months old. After intensive treatment she went in to remission and was declared free of disease in January 2004. Sadly a relapse was diagnosed in June 2005 and Abbie's family and friends were devastated when she finally lost her fight for life in September 2006. A royalty from each rose sold will benefit the charity 'Abbie's Fund'. www.abbiesfund.com  Bred by Rosen Tantau and introduced by Pococks Roses; www.garden-roses.co.uk

BRIDE AND GROOM (Smi1098); attractive dark pink buds open into large high-centred Hybrid Tea style blooms of baby-pink, produced singularly and in small clusters of 2 to 5 blooms per stem on strong sturdy upright growth. Young foliage is an attractive red and bronze semi-gloss that darkens to a pleasing olive green. It repeat flowers throughout the summer and has shown exceptional disease resistance. 'Bride and Groom' is the perfect marriage gift and ideal wedding colour. It fits well into the modern garden and would make a great container plant. Bred by Edward Smith Roses & introduced by Style Roses; www.styleroses.co.uk

DURRELL (Tan3162); this rose is a bushy, trouble free grower, producing a profusion of flowers from June until November without pause. Lightly scented, the flowers are semi-double with a background of crimson, with strips of white, pink and occasionally yellow, with no two being the same. The rose is named for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A royalty from each rose sold will benefit the charity whose mission is to protect endangered animals across the plant as well as raising awareness of the Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey.

Bred by Rosen Tantau and introduced by Pococks Roses; www.garden-roses.co.uk

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU (Beafatty); a delightful medium-growing shrub rose of magenta-red. It produces an abundance of discreetly fragrant flowers continuously throughout the summer. A special feature is the abundant mid-green foliage. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Tutu Foundation for the next three years. The Tutu Foundation UK continues the inspiring and transforming work of its Patrons, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Mrs Leah Tutu. The Foundation works to transform the lives of young people and communities in the UK. Bred by Amanda Beales and introduced by Peter Beales Roses. www.classicroses.co.uk

LEAH TUTU (Hornavel); introduced as a tribute to Leah, wife of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This superb multi-petalled shrub rose is very free flowering and of a rich golden yellow colour. It has a subtle fragrance and the plant is endowed with abundant dark green foliage. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Tutu Foundation for the next three years. The Tutu Foundation UK continues the inspiring and transforming work of its Patrons, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Mrs Leah Tutu. The Foundation works to transform the lives of young people and communities in the UK. Bred by the late Colin Horner and introduced by Peter Beales Roses. www.classicroses.co.uk

PINK PERFECTION (Korpauvio); a beautifully formed Hybrid Tea. Throughout the summer and into the autumn 'Pink Perfection' produces soft pink, highly fragrant large blooms. Its compact habit and healthy, glossy foliage make it ideal for a large container or mixed planting. Awarded the fragrance prize at Baden-Baden in 2008.

Bred by Kordes and introduced by Mattocks Roses. www.mattocks.co.uk

 

REBECCA MARY (Dicjury); a prolific flowerer, very healthy and vigorous with a compact habit. The beautiful peach-gold blooms are borne in clusters of four to twenty blooms. Lovely light to mid-green glossy foliage complement the blooms perfectly and the sweet to spicy light fragrance add to the charm of this highly rated floribunda. Bred by Dickson Nurseries and introduced by C & K Jones. www.jonestherose.co.uk; www.dickson-roses.co.uk;

‘CHRIS BEARDSHAW’ (Wekmeredoc) Named for the award winning garden designer and tv presenter, by C & K Jones, this soft pink hybrid tea has a sweet sherbet-like perfume. Blooms are usually produced singly but occasionally in clusters of 5 or more. Flowering from June through to November the bush will grow to a height of approx 90cms and about 60cms width. New growth, which is a lovely dark red, stands out against the dark green of the mature semi-glossy medium-sized leaves. Chris has particularly requested that the rose be linked to the RNLI charity.

‘GARLAND'S GOLD’ introduced by Bill LeGrice Roses. Named for the the Centenary of the Benenden Hospital in Kent, this floribunda rose has cupped, semi-double fragrant blooms. A vibrant orange when in bud, the flowers mellow to a strong apricot with a golden yellow centre highlighted by darker stamens. The rose, selected by head gardener Carol Head, is named after the founder of the Benenden Healthcare Society, Charles Garland. The hospital was originally built by the society for the National Association for the Establishment and Maintenance of Sanitoria for workers suffering from tuberculosis.

'NEW BEGINNINGS' (Korprofko) Another fine rose bred by Kordes and introduced by Mattocks Roses. This floribunda produces an abundance of lightly fragrant blooms of peach pink suffused with shades of pale peach. Glossy green foliage and a compact free flowering habit makes this rose an excellent choice for planting in a mixed border or large container.

'GEORGE BEST' (Dichimanher) Bred by Dickson Nurseries and introduced by Pococks Roses. Named for the popular late footballer, a royalty from each rose sold will benefit the Foundation set up in his name. This variety is low growing and bushy and produces masses of charming cup-shaped blooms of dark red that fade to rosy pink. Foliage is dense, dark green and glossy.

‘MOONSHINE’ (Tan97123) Bred by Rosen Tantau and introduced by Style Roses. This rose produces large eye-catching paeony style blooms of glowing white, like a full moon, with pink blush and strong pink edges on attractive healthy red bronzed growth which matures to dark green. It flowers early and continues until late autumn, its short compact habit make this a great container, front bedding or Standard Rose.

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