September is officially the start of spring in New Zealand which means the rose season is getting closer.
This month, we are featuring an English rose, Happy Child whose colour matches the daffodils flowering around the county. Unlike some of the other English roses in similar shades, it is a contained grower reaching about 1m high and wide in the garden so can be grown in small gardens or even containers. It does prefer a drier climate to perform its best and can be troubled by black spot
The bright yellow blooms are perhaps the richest and deepest of all the yellow English rose varieties grown. It makes an outstanding display in the garden and the blooms are complemented by dark green foliage. A sniff of the blooms reveals a delicious fragrance reminiscent of tea roses
Bred by David Austin in the United Kingdom in 1993, Happy Child is bred from (Iceberg x Seedling) x Hero and is worth growing in any garden.