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.