Single type roses are not always popular with rose lovers as their simple charms are often overlooked by rose lovers. This month we are featuring one of the best of the modern ‘singles’ that is instantly recognised wherever it is grown.
‘Class Act’ is well named as a good all round performer in the garden. Large semi-double blooms of creamy lemon cover the plant. At times when in full bloom, there is almost no foliage to be seen under the sheer volume of flowers. The plant is generally busy and trouble free, growing to a medium height. It looks great planted en masse for a stunning display.
Bred in the United States by Bill Warriner from ‘Sunflare’ x Seedling and introduced in the early 1990’s, Class Act is a winner of the Gold Star of the South Pacific at the NZRS trial grounds in Palmerston North. It is well worth growing for both garden display and for exhibiting at rose shows where it makes a good stem.