This month, we featured one of the best climbers to have come on the market in recent years and a rose that lights up the garden when in bloom.
‘Sky Tower’ is aptly named for New Zealand’s tallest man made structure in Auckland and forms clusters of hot pink blooms in clusters, forming a great display. The clusters of blooms are great to pick and bring inside to a vase. ‘Sky Tower’ has also become a popular exhibition rose and is often seen at rose shows in the stem classes and in a display vases looks fantastic.
Vigorous growing, ‘Sky Tower’ is clothed in large, shiny green foliage which is a feature in itself and is generally very healthy. In the garden, it can be trained horizontally for blooms along the canes or wrapped around a pillar providing vertical colour.
Bred by Rob Somerfield of Tauranga, ‘Sky Tower’ is bred from two floribunda roses – ‘Strawberry Ice’ and ‘Hot Chocolate’. Where it gets its ability to climb from, who knows? It is a worthy addition to the range of climbers and worth growing in any garden.