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May 15 • 2013 • EnglishFlowersPink.CuppedPrunedRose of the Weekbloomsbushyclustersseasonshrub

Rose Of The Week


English Shrub rose 2010   4ft

A new English rose which is a particularly tough and reliable variety of medium size, with flowers of deep glowing pink.  They are shallowly cupped at first; the outer petals eventually reflexing back and revealing an attractive button eye.

'England's Rose' flowers more or less continually from June right through until the end of the season, in October or even November.

The blooms are nicely held in large clusters.   This is a healthy weather resistant rose, even in periods of continual rain the blooms do not ball and the petals drop cleanly.

It will form an attractive, bushy shrub of about 4ft in height and 3ft across, although it could easily grow taller if pruned lightly.

An ideal variety for planting in a rose border or for mixing with perennials.

The fragrance is particularly fine; strong warm and spicy with a classic Old Rose character.


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May 16 • 2012 • BudColoursHabitPetalsRoseRose of the WeekWeatherbloomsclustersfoliageshrub



Shrub Roses (Old Fashioned and Modern)

 Year: 1909

Height:  2ft

A superb rose which produces large clusters of blooms of pale orange- red plus yellow in the bud stage. As the blooms open they change to a beautiful blend of pearly pink blush and cream with an attractive silky sheen on the petals. The strength of colour is often determined by the weather and the difference in colours can be quite pronounced. The shape of the blooms can be very similar to an English David Austin rose and are often mistaken for one of that variety. A good repeat flowering habit, and in our opinion and is probably one of the most beautiful roses we have ever sold. The blooms are very weather tolerant, and the rich dark green foliage is healthy and disease free. An excellent bedding rose with the bonus of a great perfume which makes it a great rose for cutting. The perfume is a cross between the classical Tea Rose and honey. Not a very large variety so will grow in a container quite successfully. For the best results dead head regularly and only prune lightly in the spring. The roses ancestry is very complex, so rosarian’s around the world never seem too agree on how to classify it, is it a Floribunda a Hybrid Tea a Polyantha or a Bourbon shrub? One fact that is certain is that it was bred from the famous white Hybrid Perpetual ‘Frau Karl Druschki’ which was considered to be the finest white rose of its time. Frau Karl Druschki was the wife of the President of the German Rose Society. It is also believed that ‘Gruss An Aachen’ was the original rose that began the Floribunda variety. A truly remarkable rose that was bred by Philip Geduldig. The name ‘Gruss An Aachen’ means "Greetings to Aachen" in Germany which was the breeders home city. Almost thornless. Highly recommended. Also known as 'White Willow Glen'

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Apr 19 • 2012 • CultivarGardenPlantingRoseRose Newsclustersfloribunda




FROM 1970-92, 30,000 migrants from around the world, including Cambodia, Vietnam, East Timor, Chile, China, Iran, Britain and Europe, called the Enterprise Migrant Hostel in Springvale home until they found permanent accommodation.

The most powerful memory for many of them when arriving at the hostel was the beautiful rose garden displaying masses of red blooms. It made them feel safe and secure in the knowledge that something so well cared for meant they, too, would be cherished and protected in their new country. Many were fleeing persecution from war-torn countries in the '70s and '80s and seeking refuge in Australia.

As one migrant told a committee formed to establish a permanent memorial for the hostel: ''Roses are symbolic, pruned and cared for just like the people, and they all bloomed. At my place there's always a red rose. It means a lot."

Given the symbolism of red roses to so many newcomers to Melbourne, it seems fitting that a new rose has been bred to honour the history of the hostel and the contribution made to the community by migrants and refugees, many of whom later settled in the Springvale area.

The first 'Enterprise' rose, bred by Treloar Roses, was planted earlier this month at the Lexington Gardens retirement village, the former site of the hostel, by Jose Alvarez, Victorian state director of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and Simon Crean, the Minister for the Arts and federal member for Hotham.

''Enterprise was the home to many arriving in this country for the first time,'' Crean said. ''Those migrants have made an immeasurable contribution to this nation. Their spirit has shaped us and that spirit is reflected in this project. It is recognition of our strengths and our future intrinsically linked to our diverse cultural heritage.''

A bright-red floribunda with double pompon-style blooms produced in clusters of four to five, the 'Enterprise' rose's colourful and bounteous beauty is a beacon of light for the many migrants and refugees who still live in the area, some of them now at the retirement village.

Eventually a bed of 200 roses will form a permanent memorial garden at the retirement village where migrants/refugees and their descendants can visit and reflect on the impact a rose garden had on their lives as newcomers to this country.

Merle Mitchell, project convener and former director of the Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau, says the permanent memorial evolved from an exhibition at the Immigration Museum highlighting the contribution by migrants and refugees to Australia.

''People felt a permanent and physical acknowledgment was needed to honour the 30,000 people who had lived and worked at the hostel. It was an open book and lots of ideas came forth,'' she says. ''Many said the first thing they saw was the beautiful rose garden at the hostel. Seeing that made them feel that they would be safe and secure in this country.

''So the idea of the 'Enterprise' rose was born. It was a wild idea but someone talked to Treloar Roses and they wanted to make a contribution to the asylum/refugee debate.''

The planting of the first rose was emotional for many who attended the ceremony.

A Cambodian refugee who arrived in the '80s (in 1990 the hostel was a detention centre for 118 Cambodian ''boat people'' who were not allowed to leave without permission) is now the mayor of Greater Dandenong and at the launch he met the teacher who had taught him English. ''There were lots of emotional reunions that day,'' Mitchell says.

There has been a long tradition of naming roses after famous people from diverse backgrounds such as the Empress Josephine to Mary Queen of Scots, Leonardo da Vinci, Snow White, Cinderella, Dolly Parton, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and Olivia Newton John.

Naming roses in support of causes is gaining popularity such as the 'Jane McGrath' rose to help breast cancer research. Another new cultivar by the breeding house of Treloar is the 'Thank you' rose for Transplant Australia as a symbol of gratitude ''when thanks is not enough''. An award-winning mauve floribunda, it produces clusters of fully petalled blooms, has a delicate smell and is a prolific grower.

Gary Matuschka, director of Treloar Roses, said it was a pleasure to support Transplant Australia and be able to highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation in Australia.

The rose will be available late next month. Treloar Roses will donate $1 from the sale of each plant to Transplant Australia's Journey of Hope campaign to support those awaiting a transplant.

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Nov 26 • 2011 • GlossyHealthyNew Roses For 2012Orangebloomsclustersfloribundafoliageyellow



Floribunda.  2010.  3ft.

One of nicest little floribunda's in recent years. Very colourful blooms of yellow fused with orange in clusters of twenty or more. Repeats well from early summer until the first frosts. Small healthy medium green glossy foliage. A great garden rose or compact enough to grow in a container. Excellent perfume. A lovely little rose for a girls birthday or christening.

Bred by Dicksons. UK Awarded a Certificate Of Merit by the Royal National Rose Society.

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Nov 25 • 2011 • FlowersNew Roses For 2012bloomsclustersfoliageplantrepeat



Floribunda. 1988. 2ft-3ft

An attractive rose with clusters of orange blend blooms which are quite a striking colour. Flowers in flushes throughout the summer and into autumn and the first frosts. Produces plenty of blooms so the spent blooms should be removed regularly to promote repeat flowering and to keep the plant tidy.    Nice healthy foliage and good disease resistance. The stems are not very long being a floribunda, but it does make an attractive cut flower. Fruity fragrance.

 Not very well known at the moment, but that should all change soon with the next Olympic Games coming to London in 2012.

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Oct 07 • 2011 • GardenNew Roses For 2012bloomsclusterscuttinggoldscarlet



Hybrid Tea Rose.

1994.  3ft.

A very beautiful Hybrid Tea that is not very well known which is a great shame as it is quite a stunner. Outstanding blooms of rich scarlet with deep harvest gold reverse.   The blooms are mostly single but do occasionally appear in clusters. Repeats well through the season and makes an excellent garden rose and is ideal for cutting. Good healthy large glossy foliage. For the best results dead head the blooms regularly. Fragrant. Bred by Kordes. Germany.


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