Hybrid Tea Roses
The attribute of elegance conjures up the long, classical, sharply pointed bud which maintains its regal form for days
due to the firm, substantial petals.
Unusual pale yellow; at times a faint suggestion of pink spills over the petal edges of the large, classically shaped blooms.
The bush is covered with robust, healthy foliage & is a vigorous grower.
Pointed buds reveal large flowers with a perfect rounded form.
Ivory with a lemon centre.
With light pruning it grows into a formidable shrub producing hundreds of its large shapely blooms, each on a
strong medium long stem.
An excellent rose. Elected for the rose hall of fame.
When Elize set her eyes on this delicate beauty, it was love at first sight! The award winning actress instantly felt the connection – this is her rose! The pearl white carries subtle undertones of soft pink. Every bloom is of an impeccable Hybrid Tea shape – perfect for picking as cut flowers. As the petals of the tight buds slowly unfold, the blooms progressivly reveal their persona and good looks. Plant this rose in your garden and simply enjoy!Plant Height: Shoulder HeightColours: Pearl , Soft pink , White Uses: Bedding, Exhibition
The blooms of this perfectly, exhibition shaped rose are enchanting to say the least. The sharp peak in the centre is retained even when the rows of petals unfold. The colour too, is an extraordinary blend of a lemon yellow enhanced with a coral pink. The coral on the petal edges slowly flows downwards on both petal sides. The bush grows upright, proudly carrying one bloom per stem on a stiff peduncle. An excellent choice for cutting blooms for your home.Plant Height: Shoulder HeightColours: Coral Pink , Lemon , Yellow Uses: Cut-flowers, Exhibition
At first glance one thinks she is a larger version of ‘Porcelain’.
Her long, pointed buds unfold their firm petals slowly, allowing one to admire the delicate pink flowing into the
deep pink centre of the spiralled half open flower.
She is long lasting whether picked or left on the plant; healthy & prolific.
Since its release in 1987, it has become a standard variety for both gardeners and florists when produced outdoors &
It combines vigour, a pleasing coral colour, an absolutly superb shape of bud & open bloom plus the ability to stay fresh on the bush & in the vase.
Look out for its mutations: ‘Lisa’, ‘Nicolette’, ‘Leana’ & ‘Vanessa’.
The Esther Geldenhuys rose was named after her in 1986 at the National Rose Congress by Wilhelm Kordes & Ludwig Taschner, in recognition of her enormous contribution to promote roses in South Africa.
She was a founding member of the World Rose Society, three times president of the South African Rose Society and a lifelong honorary president. She was editor of the world newsletter on roses, a co- author and translator of many rose and hosting books and writer for garden magazines. In 1998, she received the Gold Rosepin at the World Rose Conference in Belfast, Ireland and in 2002 she received an honorable mention from the American Rose Society.
Esther Geldenhuys, 5 Februarie 1924 – 28 Junie 2012
Unusual, clusters of perfect hybrid tea blooms of a white cream colour with a touch of pink in the centre. These make
long lasting cut flowers.
As it grows vigorously to medium height, the bush responds well to extra care.Plant Height: Hip HeightColours: Cream , Pink , White Uses: Bedding, Cut-flowers
Rita Heim, long term member of the Northern Rose Society, proved that roses perform well in the sub-tropical climate of
Tzaneen. The rose was selected by her family and named in her honor in 2011.
‘Fabulous Rita’ has huge white blooms with a touch of cream and apricot arising out of the centre.
The bush has a natural vigour and will grow to chest height and keep on producing flowering stems into winter.
A combination of vigour, compact growth and an abundance of shapely, large blooms of a soft, but striking colour is the summation of ‘Fay’s Folly’.
Pointed urn shaped buds have a warm buff-tangerine colour, brushed over with a touch of pink. During slow development
from bud to bloom, many broad petals unfold & curl at the tip, revealing a contrasting cream colour. Pick medium
stemmed flowers for the vase at any time.
An outstanding performer in large containers or group plantings.
As we chatted in the bus on our recent rose tour of Cape rose gardens, suddenly it was said: “Ludwig, we must have a rose named ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’!’’ – and I knew just which rose to chose. A trial variety from Kordes stood out, with its huge 50 petalled blooms of a colour difficult to describe. It is a powerful rose that has ‘Papa Meilland’ in its genes. The bush is tall growing with each bloom carried on a long stem. Let it surprise you!
Plant Height: Above Head HeightColours: Cream , Lilac , Mauve , Pale pink , Silver , White Uses: Bedding, Cut-flowers, Exhibition