Fairy Tale Roses
When Archbishop Desmond Tutu turned 75 in October 2006, this sparkling red rose was named after him. The rose was donated by Ludwig Taschner in recognition of the
Archbishop’s lifelong work for peace in SA.
This rose will help raise money for the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital in Cape Town of which the Archbishop & Mrs Tutu are patrons.Plant Height: Shoulder HeightColours: Red , Red, royal Uses: Cut-flowers
‘Avril Elizabeth Home’ is a compact shrub rose clothed with deep green glossy foliage & decorated with large blooms. The extremely thick petals give a fruity appearance & they hold on the bush for a long time. They are produced on good strong stems, excellent for making informal flower arrangements.
A powerful crimson red floribunda.
Clusters of medium sized 25 petalled blooms are borne on basals as well as sprouting from the mature wood. This means equally good responding after severe or light pruning. The latter resulting in the formation of a formidable dense, neat shrub between 1.5 or 2m in height & width.
It keeps on flowering with a minimum of care.
This rose is dedicated to the Karoo town of Bedford, where roses have flourished for 150 years. Large, deep apricot blooms, in clusters or single stems, cover this neat shrub which grows to chest height & a width of 2m. Flowering starts early & extends deep into winter. Attractive, glossy foliage.Plant Height: Shoulder HeightColours: Apricot Uses: Cut-flowers
Large, double blooms appear in clusters on strong stems as well as on many side stems, ensuring a true fairytale rose look.
As round buds develop, the outer petals reflex, revealing the incurved petals in the centre – an interesting balance of the old & the new ‘rose look’. The bush grows easily; with light pruning it will be formidable.
Like ‘Double Delight’, the basic ivory colour of these full, nostalgia type blooms takes on a red tint in the sun. However, this variety is a shrub rose which spreads out neatly at hip height, covering itself with glossy foliage & producing large double blooms on the end of every freely produced new shoot. A fun rose to grow.
Deaf TV presenter & celebrity, Candice Morgan, is the ambassador for this deeply perfumed nostalgia type rose. A blend of deep cream mingled with pink and a few faint stripes, give it a distinctive character. The bush is graceful & reaches between hip & chest height.
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.
The pointed buds open in the classical, modern rose shape. Then, as more & more firm petals unfold, the outer petals curve outwards & downwards until the inner petals form a most interesting & unique, scalloped, quartered shape.
They make good cut flowers. ‘Clever Gretel’ vigorously renews itself with basal stems & sprouts flowering growth all over.
Roses have thrived in the cool mountain air of Clocolan since the first houses & gardens were established 100 years ago. ‘Clocolan’ is part of the Centenary celebrations. Soon not hundreds, but thousands of plants will grace parks, gardens & the countryside of this region. It is a very special rose which is capable of growing without any special care.