Bicolour roses are a bit of a novelty in the rose world and this month we feature one that deserves to be more widely grown.
‘Tropical Delight’ has clusters of blooms, creamy white edged raspberry red that are lightly scented and look good enough to eat! In full flower, the plant looks a picture and looks a treat in the garden. It is a medium, bushy grower with good health to about 1.3 metres. One thing it does not like is hard pruning so only light prune in the winter for best results.
Bred by the late Johnny Johnstone, a well-known rosarian from Northland with ‘Raspberry Ice’ in its background, this rose won the Silver Star of the City of Palmerston North at the New Zealand Rose Society trials in 2004. A worthwhile rose to grow and one that should be more widely grown
Available from Roach’s Nurseries 0800 867 767