Hybrid Tea Roses
Provides an abundance of shapely, long lasting cut flowers & colour in the garden.
Outside petals of the urn shaped bud are cream in colour, tinted with green; inside of opening bud displays a soft cream with a distinct pale pink hue on the petal edges.
The plant is vigorous & requires minimum care.
One of the most brilliant roses ever produced. Pointed, cream colour buds unfold slowly into full, double blooms. Scarlet colour on the margin of each petal intensifies & flows into centre of the sizeable blooms.
Growth is vigorous, healthy & very prolific.
One of the top selling rose varieties in SA over the past decades. Use for rose jam & rose wine.
The family wanted to express appreciation to Erik Pretorius, who did his doctorate in business management during a period of cancer treatment.
This novel rose produces candelabras of extremely firm petalled, carmine red blooms of an attractive shape. The vigorous bush will grow to shoulder height and the lush green foliage is an added attraction.
A short biography of Dr. Erik Pretorius
As a professional, Dr. Erik Pretorius made his mark in the financial and business world. He is known for his intellect, work ethics, perfectionism and passion with which he approaches everything. The fact that he obtained several further academic qualifications while seriously ill with cancer is a significant achievement and an inspiration to us all. The exceptional qualifications he achieved include three doctorates at Kent University in United Kingdom [D.Com (Bus Man), D.B.A. (Fin) and PhD (Man)]. Erik is also a qualified C.A. and Tax Practitioner [G-TP (SA)]. He also serves as a member of several professional organizations such as SAIT, SAIBA as well as Directors and Ethics Institutes of South Africa. He also holds the honorary title D.Fellow (UK). This is only a modest fraction of his impressive résumé and he continues to add more qualifications to his long CV.
However, it is as his family and friends we want to honor him with this rose for the impact he has in our, and so many others’ lives. The example he sets in terms of generosity, determination and helpfulness inspire us without words to strive to do the same.
A nickname like Grumpie and the heavyweight résumé gives the impression that Erik is a very serious “grompot” (grumbler), but he has a wonderful sense of humor and provides many light moments in our lives. His keen powers of observation have saved many situations with just the right word at the right moment. With his two daughters, Deoné and Renike at his side, there is no sign of Grumpie, or the serious professional.
Plant Height: Shoulder HeightColours: Carmine , Red Uses: Bedding, Cut-flowers
Shapely, pointed, medium sized blooms; unusual tones of deep pink on the outside of the petals contrast with a lighter
pink on the inside, enhanced by a deep salmon in the centre.
Vigorous, healthy, well balanced growth. An unbelievable performer.
Shapely, pointed, double blooms are often of exhibition quality.
The warm, orange to coral-red colour of the buds changes to an orange-pink on mature blooms.
Vigorous, well branched, healthy & prolific growth; rapid, repetitive flowerer.
Pickable, medium long stems carry classic, spiral, exhibition shaped blooms.
Striking peach-apricot colour which intensifies to orange on the petal edges.
Blooms are long lasting.
The bush grows willingly & is healthy.
A perfect match between HT and floribunda.
Ruffled petal edges of the full blooms feature mango orange, peach pink and ripe apricot hues, exuding a fruity fragrance.
Disease resistant, easy to maintain, renews itself continuously from the base. It also re-sprouts from the mature growth.
Lends itself to group plantings, hedging, bordering, growing in pots
The large, high pointed buds are classical hybrid tea shaped & open into full blooms with many textured petals.
The crimson colour deepens slightly into magenta when blooms are allowed to age in the sun.
Excellent cut rose; produces quantities of thornless, flowering stems.
Yes, she is ecstatically beautiful!
‘Egoli’ will rival the best in the category of floribundas.
This vigorous rose produces large, firm buds which open slowly into full double blooms. The flowers are golden yellow & have curly petal edges.
The bush is covered with healthy deep green foliage; a very free flowering specimen.Plant Height: Hip HeightColours: Golden , Yellow Uses: Bedding, Cut-flowers
Pointed buds open to large blooms which reveal the stamens; warm cerise pink; rugged, healthy & prolific growth;
thorny & robust.
‘Electron’ is an excellent rose to plant in any garden in the bush form as well as on a standard stem.