Around the year 2000, several roses came onto the market celebrating the year 2000 around New Zealand.This month we feature on of these, named for the first city in the world to see the sun each day but also the venue for this years National Spring Rose Show and Convention, being held at the Showgrounds Events Centre at Makaraka on November 12th and 13th. See here for details.
Back to the rose, Gisborne 2000 is a bright golden yellow Hybrid Tea that lights up any garden. There are plenty of flowers produced all season long and the moderate fragrance is a bonus. Health is good and the plant is medium to tall in height.
In the garden, use it as a mass planting or on its own in beds and borders, towards the back to take account of its height. Worthwhile growing to brighten up a corner of your garden.
Bred by Bob Matthews in 2000, it is readily obtainable from garden centres and nurseries around New Zealand.