Fairy Tale Roses
The blooms in a tight cluster indeed give this rose an appearance of freshness & solidity. It is a vigorous shrub, growing about 1m x 2m with the white blooms offset by the glossy, deep green foliage.
This is a very hardy, low maintenance rose which will thrive in almost any sunny place. It can also be planted next to a pool fence or a low wall.
Plant Height: Hip HeightColours: White
‘Golden Oldie’ was named in celebration of the centenary year of RAND AID. Established in 1903, RAND AID currently provides holistic care for 1500 persons so that they may enjoy their golden years with dignity, peace & tranquillity.
A neat, dense vigorous shrub, growing to about chest height, clothed in deep green foliage. Has a fruity fragrance.
‘Jabulani’ means ‘Come to bring happiness to everybody’ & everybody is happy with this luscious ‘Fairy Tale’ rose, clothed in glossy leaves & dense clusters of copper-orange blooms in a romantic shape. A top performer which requires minimum care.
A few years ago the Knysna Rose Society was inaugurated under the chairmanship of Alan Tew. The society and rose activities have virtually exploded.
Their rose is a modern shrubby rose, extremely healthy and floriferous with unusual big, fully petalled pompom blooms. These stiff narrow petals are especially advantageous in very humid climates as they do not cling to each other.
Nostalgic looking double blooms of a pleasing salmon pink are borne individually or in clusters. Very free-flowering and healthy. Covered with glossy disease resistant foliage. Good picking rose with a strong fragrance.
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.
Depending upon season, weather & temperature, the dominance of colour varies. Never boring to watch the brown revealed in the deep centred blooms. A vigorous rose.
Finely, densely branched with a great continuous profusion of flowers. Because of its unique colouring I make a concession to a touch of powdery mildew as it is able to outgrow this.
The new ‘Madams’ Rose’ is named in honour of Margaret and Chris Dams. They have been stalwarts of the Northern Rose Society for more than 30 years and are ‘living proof that rose growing is fun’. We chose the name because it is a combination of Margaret and Chris Dams, and is the couple’s email non de plume! It is an Eco-chic™ rose that produces clusters of perfect little blooms, which go from peach-orange to pink and when fully open create a pretty ‘petticoat’ look. It is marvellously disease resistant and blooms last well in the vase.
Plant Height: Hip HeightColours: Orange , Peach , Pink Uses: Bedding, Cut-flowers, Exhibition Cluster
The blooms are large & the globular, pointed buds unfold slowly into full, double flowers of a clear, deep pink colour in the ‘old rose’ shape. They are borne in huge clusters & appear continuously.
The petals are firm and the flowering clusters make good cut flowers. The healthy, vigorous bush may stand proudly as a specimen or amongst other roses.
At the tip of every new ‘McHardy’ shoot that is clothed with superb leathery, glossy green leaves, a typical urn shaped bud is formed displaying a deep apricot colour from a golden base. The petal edge is distinctly coral and flows down over the inside of each unfolding petal, blending with the apricot rising from the centre. With all 45 petals unfolded, a stunning huge bloom is formed with the outer petals having reflexed outwards and the inner petals filling the bloom. The bush grows stiffly upright to about chest height, giving space for each magnificent bloom to be admired.
Plant Height: Shoulder HeightColours: Apricot , Coral Pink , Orange Uses: Bedding, Cut-flowers