Antico Moderno Roses
Linda Anne MacAllister enjoys about 2000 rose bushes in
her garden in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
The rose named after her is a tough, very healthy & free flowering HT with shapely blooms
of a delicate porcelain pink. The buds are pointed, slowly revealing a quartered centre of deeper pink hue and a slight, yet distinct scent. An endless supply of pickable blooms.
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 the light gold on the inside of the petals. It takes days before row after row of petals unfold into a full-bodied bloom reminiscent of the historic roses. The bronze colour of these extremely long lasting blooms take on an apricot hue adding liveliness to a bush in full bloom. The medium length, sturdy stems carry the flowers upright and are ideal for home decoration, exuding a distinct spicy fragrance.
It is a beautiful garden rose, dense and rounded, growing to chest height with healthy, deep green foliage and masses of blooms, borne in clusters as well as on individual stems. New flowering stems continually replace the faded blooms deep into winter.
This rose performs equally well amongst hybrid teas, Antico Moderno™ and Fairy Tale™ roses, in groups on their own and in tubs or large containers.
A portion of the sales of this rose will be donated to Mrs McGrath’s selected charity.
Celebrating the arrival of my first granddaughter: Lumina Visser. I have chosen this spectacular, white, luminescent rose to bloom brightly for her lifetime ahead and in the gardens of those who cherish her. Susina
Even the way the sepals unwrap and stand proud when they reveal the tight cream, yellow-green, onion dome shaped bud, is elegant. Once the bud unfolds, it is almost as if it expands in size and the sheer fullness of the deep cup shaped bloom begins to be revealed. The frilled outer petals retain their green tinge, whereas the inner petals are of an unblemished white with a touch of ivory fl owing towards the centre. The blooms are long lasting and excellent as cut fl owers for the vase even if they appear in candelabras. Truly a bloom that is absolutely harmonised in colour, shape, petal count and appearance. It comes very close to perfection.They appear singly and in candelabras.Plant Height: Hip HeightColours: Cream , Green , White , Yellow Uses: Cut-flowers, New
Lyn Keppler was the Rose Lady of Kwazulu Natal. Confronted with taking on a rose nursery in Hillcrest over three decades ago, Lyn a secretary and housewife, went through all the depredations, the ups and downs that go with professional rose growing, not only to become an expert grower but her whole life became a dedication “For the love of a Rose”.
The rose that was chosen to be named ‘Lyn Keppler’ in appreciation to her untiring work for the Rose has all the qualities expected of a modern variety, but with the flair of blooms shaped of the olden days of rose romance.
The bush grows strong and has at anytime a multitude of sturdy stems with few prickles carrying large, extremely firm petalled pale pink blooms proudly upright. Egg shaped buds take their time to develop displaying at first a classical, pointed hybrid tea shape which is eventually transformed by the bursting of the multitude of narrow inside petals to a very full bodied quartered bloom reminiscent of the old roses a century ago. The very distinct, sweet fragrance is an unexpected bonus for such a long lasting cut rose.
‘Lyn Keppler’ will fit in well amongst mixed beds of hybrid teas, or in its own in positions wherever roses grow.
A splendid variety with a bright orange cinnabar red colour with a more intense red coral colour in the centre of the flower.
The form is elegant even when totally open. She has many petals and these form a double flower which opens gradually and last long, whether cut or on the plant. A healthy and vigorous plant with long pickable stems and a quick repeat flowering ability. En plus, she exudes an intense perfume.
Plant Height: Above Head HeightColours: Coral Pink Uses: Bedding, Cut-flowers
Crusaders returned to Europe with many roses indigenous to
the Middle East; these were pollinated by bees with the frost
hardy, open flowering types.
Modern Crusader is a modern version of older types with large, double, quartered blooms carried proudly upright.
The bush is vigorous; extremely willing to sprout strong, flowering stems.
Plant in groups or amongst hybrid teas.
Named in celebration of the 80th birthday of Mushe Kirsh, an elegant, vibrant, and timeless lady who has touched the lives of many with her generosity and kindness.
Indeed, the blooms of ‘Mushe Kirsh’ have many “faces”. Starting with an urn shaped tight bud, displaying a deep apricot colour that is soon enhanced by sunshine with a sheen of pink that will blend and mingle as the full petalled blooms open and expand into big blooms of a deep cup shape. The blooms eventually mature as perfectly pompon like, quartered blooms famous of yesteryear’s roses. These charming and sweetly scented blooms are produced in an astoundingly continuous and floriferous fashion all over the bush from a young bush to a stately, neat shrub-like rose of 2m height for most of the year. Being clothed with leaves, seemingly impervious to fungus diseases, this rose has astounding vigour and longevity. Planted in groups, amongst other tall growing varieties, as background, screen or in large pots, it will never disappoint.
What makes this variety unique is its flower shape & growth pattern.
The tight bud is urn shaped, it starts to open by re-flexing the outer two rows of petals. It is then that the large in-curved petals expand and loosely fold over each other.
It is the huge candelabras that makes it different. Sheer flower power.
Looks great in a container.
It is the colour variations and the flowering ability that suggested this novelty’s name. The weather actually influences the dominance of any one of the blending hues of rosy pink, yellow, apricot and the exquisite striping. The flowers reveal different shapes as they slowly develop from buds to full blooms. It truly is a never ending story looking at this marvelous rose bush. The blooms are carried proudly upright on straight stems and sturdy peduncles and last well when used for decoration in the home. The foliage is healthy and adds to the overall attraction.Plant Height: Shoulder HeightColours: Apricot , Rose-pink , White , Yellow , Striped Uses: Cut-flowers
King of events management, Otto de Jager, receives his rose in honour for popularising the use of big open rose blooms for wedding bouquets and table decorations!
Perfectly shaped hybrid tea buds open to massive, deep cerise pink, shaded red, blooms. The outer petals reflex as they unfold with the inside showing the typical full incurved petals. Blooms are carried on strong, tall, upright stems – perfect for the vase.
The plant will easily grow to shoulder height, covered in robust foliage, providing many blooms for show.
Proceeds of this rose will go to Otto’s chosen AIDS foundation.