This rose is an absolute top performer. The neat, knee high bush covers itself with firm petalled flowers.
The thirty or so thick & firm petals hold the open blooms for a long period and ensure that they never have a wilted look. They appear in small clusters which are timeously replaced by new, short sturdy shoots.
If you like spicy and hot then this is the rose for you. The flaming colour is so intense that it is difficult to capture on film. It sure is one of my favourites.
Tempi Moderni was bred by our friends the Barni’s in Italy and introduced in 1996 – thus the Italian name which means modern times.
Tempi was awarded the ‘Best Italian Rose’ at the Monza Trials in the same year.
The bud starts out as an emulsion of rich yellow-gold with a burnt vermillion orange that resembles cayenne pepper in colour. The blend concentration varies in these two colour contrasts from bud to bud. As the bloom evolves and matures it transforms into an intense Sindoor vermillion orange in its fully open stage. When the centre bud reaches maturity, the side buds of this floribunda start smiling brightly, which makes the bush appear like it is constantly on fire.
The buds are tight which makes them suitable for picking. They last very well and eventually open up into a shallow cup. The fully open blooms remain on their stems for a long time and eventually fade in colour but then the petals fall off as the stem cleans itself to make way for new buds and blooms that appear willingly and repeatedly.
A charming characteristic is that the vigorous bush remains compact at hip height. This makes it ideal for planting at the edge of a rose bed in front of taller growing roses of a contrasting or complementary colour.
She also grows exceptionally well in a pot and is ideal for providing a show in a container in a sunny spot on a patio or stoep.
Most certainly an exciting, free-flowering rose to grow!
The UNION SCHOOLS ROSE embodies the spirit of our beautiful school. Reflecting Union’s colours of green and gold, it is a neat, hardy, tough little bloom that flourishes in the Karoo – very much like our Union learners! The rose blooms in clusters, as do our learners and educators who work together for the good of the whole.
This rose does very well in Graaff Reinet, so it is obviously a top performer in all other climatic regions. The bush keeps on sprouting forth flowering stems partially in large candelabra clusters but also short side stems from the base upwards.
With its neat dense growth habit it is useful as a border plant for shrubberies and forms even chest high hedges when pruned lightly. It is the quality of the shapely firm petalled blooms that draws the eyes for a closer look.
Violet, bordering on lilac-purple, of a rich and bright intensity rarely seen in roses. This prolific rose has a compact neat growth habit and an excellent health record. A superb contrast border to yellow or apricot.
Amongst its many other activities VODACOM is championing the Rose, with over 15 000 rose bushes at VodaWorld in Midrand.
In appreciation we have selected the bluest of the blue roses for obvious reasons & named it ‘Vodacom’. The growth habit equals ‘Iceberg’, producing dense clusters of fully petalled, fairly large blooms.
The blooms of ‘White Light’ are of full and produced on longish upright stems all season long; not dissimilar to ‘Iceberg’ in many aspects New shoots keep on sprouting from the old wood and these small neat clusters are nice for flower arrangements.
The tidy, compact & densely branched bush is covered with double blooms. Blend of old gold & copper-apricot. The short stemmed flowering clusters are produced in rapid & continuous fashion. Ideal for borders & in pots.