This month in time for Christmas we are featuring one of the best white roses around. While we can only dream of a white Christmas down under, a garden with white roses may be the next best thing and Auckland Metro is a must have for any rose enthusiast.
Named for the well known magazine, Auckland Metro produces large well formed blooms of creamy white sometimes with a very pale pink tinge. The blooms are produced in clusters all season long and are great to pick and bring inside. The strongly scented blooms make this an irresistible variety to grow if you like fragrant roses. It is generally healthy and a medium grower with glossy green foliage.
Another creation from Sam McGredy, it has been very popular since its introduction over 20 years ago and can be found in other parts of the world under the name ‘Precious Michelle’.