Tuesday, May 19, 2009

3 New Roses

New roses soaking in Seasol before planting

The new bagged/ bare rooted roses for the year are just starting to appear in the markets so here are my 3 picks for the season . The big seller, and deservedly so, will be the pink flowering Floribunda, 'Jane McGrath' with a percentage of sales going towards breast cancer research through the McGrath Foundation http://www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/
The other new release of note is the red Hybrid Tea 'Fire Fighter'. This is a rose with some perfume. What I am looking forward to growing also is the cerise pink//mauve Floribunda 'Flemington Racecourse' bred by rosarian Dr Bruce Chapman from Melbourne. It is not new and has been around since 1998 but was the Grand Champion winner at the New South Wales Rose Show in April this year.

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