In the heat of February, we feature a creamy white rose that has become very popular among rose enthusiasts in New Zealand in the last 15 years and deserves to be more widely grown.
Irresistible is a patio rose of near perfection. It is ranked as the top Mini/Patio variety by members of the New Zealand Rose Society and not a show goes by where it does not win an award. Not only good in the rose shows, it does very well in any garden situation where it is a strong healthy grower to 1m by 0.5 m wide.
Throughout summer, Irresistible produces masses of creamy white blooms of almost perfect form that open from lime green buds. A t times, the blooms display a hint of pink as well making it ‘Irresistible’ The blooms are excellent for picking and last for a long time in a vase or bouquet. There is not much fragrance to speak of but more than makes up in other areas.
Bred in the United States by Dee Bennett, one of the few women to have considerable success in rose breeding and is popular wherever it is grown around the world. There are places around who have it so worth hunting out