This month is the second part covering new rose releases for winter 2017. Keep an eye out for these and if you can’t find a source, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.
Memories of You: A shrub rose with blooms of salmon-pink, apricot and lemon tones with a lovely scent. Tall growing with good repeat of blooms throughout summer. Available from resellers of Rasmussen’s Nurseries
Our Amelia: A classic Hybrid Tea with blooms of ballerina pink, mostly one to a stem with a strong tea rose scent. A medium growing plant with semi-glossy foliage. Available from Amore Roses www.amoreroses.co.nz
Platinum: Bred by Bob Matthews and named for the 70th anniversary of Matthews Nurseries Ltd growing roses at Wanganui, this variety has large cupped shaped blooms of pink which open from soft pink buds. Sweetly fragrant. Medium growing with dark green glossy foliage. Certificate of Merit, NZRS Trials 2015. Available from resellers of Matthews Nurseries or rosesnz.co.nz
Royal City: Well formed blooms of warm pink are a feature of this rose which are borne mostly one per stem. Lightly fragrant, this variety is a bushy grower which has medium green semi-glossy foliage. Available from Amore Roses www.amoreroses.co.nz
Shangri-La: A medium to tall growing floribunda with clusters of shell pink blooms. Glossy green foliage compliments the blooms well and it is a very healthy variety. Certificate of Merit, NZRS Trials 2015. Available from resellers of Glenavon Roses.
Smart & Sassy: An eye catching blend of red with yellow reverse which can change intensity with the weather. Moderately scented blooms which are borne mostly one per stem. Available from Amore Roses www.amoreroses.co.nz
Scent by an Angel: A stunning variety with rich deep magenta blooms paling to soft violet pink with a huge fragrance. Always in bloom, this tall upright growing plant makes a great display in any garden. Available from resellers of Rasmussen’s Nurseries
Tahlia: A floribunda with large blooms of deep rose pink with a creamy centre and yellow reverse to the petals. Moderately scented. Taller growing plant with dark green matte foliage. Available from Amore Roses www.amoreroses.co.nz
Tranquility: A free flowering David Austin variety with pure white, rounded rosette blooms with a light scent. Almost thorn less with healthy, vigorous growth. Available from Tasman Bay Roses www.tbr.co.nz