We begin 2017 by featuring of the winners from the New Zealand Rose Society trials in Palmerston North last year whose novelty caught the eye of the judges.
‘Eye of the Tiger’ received the Nola Simpson Award for the most novel rose in the trials which run over two years. This variety is another of the Hulthemia or Persica roses that are characterised by a darker base to the petal giving the impression of an ‘eye’. In the case of ‘Eye of the Tiger’ the single yellow blooms have a dusky red ‘eye’ and look very striking in full bloom.
A very free flowering variety, ‘Eye of the Tiger’ is never without a bloom over the flowering period. A bushy, healthy growing variety, this one deserves a prominent place in any garden where it will attract attention.
Bred in the UK by Chris Warner who has bred several other fine roses in this area, this rose has won several international awards and is well worth growing if you are looking for something different to grow in your garden.
Available from Tasman Bay Roses