With roses coming into full bloom throughout November, this month’s featured rose will create a great display of colour wherever it is grown including Timaru, where it features heavily in plantings around the city which is hosting this year’s National Spring Rose Show and Convention as part of the Festival of Roses.
Trumpeter is well known for its colourful display of scarlet blooms all season long which do not fade from bud to petal fall. A good rose for any situation or grown as a standard, it is a compact bushy grower that covers itself in clusters of blooms. Relatively trouble free, it is easy to grow and one of those roses that looks better grown in group plantings.
Bred by New Zealand’s own Sam McGredy in 1977, it does well all over the world and has won many awards including the Gold Star of the South Pacific at the New Zealand Rose Society trials.