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Rosa 'Fond Memories'

Floribunda rose with mid to dark green foliage, flowering in flushes throughout the season. Small clusters of mildly fragrant, pale pink to apricot flowers, fading to creamy white.

Registration name Rosa 'MACkrasna'. Bred by Sam McGredy (1998, New Zealand) from a cross between Rosa 'Sexy Rexy' and Rosa 'Marijke Koopman'. The miniature rose Rosa 'Kirfelix', bred by Gordon Kirkham (UK, 1999) is also known as Rosa 'Fond Memories'.

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance.

Vigorous rose with perfectly shaped flowers in lovely soft colours. Combines well with other pastel shades in particular white, pale blue and lavender. Can be grown as a standard or a bush for flower display in beds and borders, as a single specimen or in groups. Suitable for picking.

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Rosa 'Glorious'

Hybrid tea rose with glossy mid-green foliage, flowering profusely throughout the season. Large double, mildly fragrant flowers with 17-25 petals. Yellow with bright orange flower buds.

Registration name: Rosa 'INTerictira'. Introduced in The Netherlands by Interplant BV as Rosa 'INT G140-93'. Bred by Peter Ilsink (The Netherlands). Also known as Rosa 'Glorius'. New Zealand Rose of the Year 2006.

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance.

Beautifully shaped flowers on a strong and healthy plant. Perfect for flower display as a standard or a bush, a single specimen or in groups. Gorgeous in combination with purple-flowering ground covers such as catnip or lavenders. Excellent for picking.

Rosa 'Hamilton Gardens'

Rosa 'Hamilton Gardens'

Vigorous hybrid tea rose, flowering in flushes throughout the season with large, double, perfectly formed flowers in shades of cream, pale apricot, peach, and salmon. Colours tend to be paler in hot, dry weather. Flowers have 17-25 petals and are usually solitary (as opposed to clustered). Very mild fragrance. Coppery red young foliage, maturing to dark, glossy green.

Registration name: Rosa 'MACpadspo'. Pale-flowering sport of Sam McGredy's rose Rosa 'Paddy Stephens', discovered in the Hamilton rose gardens (NZ). Introduced in the UK in 2011 as Rosa 'Always Remember Me'. It was named in memory of PC Bill Barker who was swept away in the Cumbrian floods of 2009 while helping others.

Prefers a sunny position in well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring, and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter.

Stunning rose with exquisitely shaped flowers. Grow as a shrub or standard in beds or borders, on its own or in groups. Excellent cut flower.

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Rosa 'Hayley Westenra'

Vigorous, repeat-flowering hybrid tea rose with dark green foliage and large, very double, fragrant flowers with frilled petals in shades of pink, cream, peach and apricot. The flowers are 15 cm across or larger, and have more than 40 petals.

Registration name: Rosa 'TANgust'. Bred by Hans Jurgen Evers (Germany) and introduced in Germany in 1999 by Rosen Tantau as Rosa 'Augusta Luise'. Introduced in the UK as Rosa 'Rachel' (after garden writer and TV presenter Rachel de Thame) and in New Zealand as Rosa 'Hayley Westenra' (named after the New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra). Also known as Rosa  'Fox-Trot'. In New Zealand a donation to Unicef is made for every Rosa 'Hayley Westenra' sold.

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance.

Very attractive rose...romantic and exuberant...as roses should be. The gorgeous peony-like flowers last well on water. Excellent choice as a single specimen for fragrance and flower display, in groups for beds and borders, or grown as a container plant. Can be grown as a shrub or a standard.

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Rosa 'Kiwi'

Repeat-flowering floribunda rose with glossy dark green foliage and large, moderately fragrant, double flowers in clusters of 2 to 5 blooms per stem. Showy flowers, 8-11 cm wide with about 20-30 somewhat ruffled petals in shades of chocolate brown, orange, and terracotta, sometimes with a lavender sheen. Grows on its own root system.

Registration name: Rosa 'WEKpaltlez'. Bred by Tom Carruth (USA). Introduced in the USA as 'Hot Cocoa'. Also known as Rosa 'Hot Chocolate'. In Switzerland, this rose was named 'Nubya' after the singer with that name.

Prefers a sunny position in well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Tolerates light shade, but doesn't flower as well as in full sun. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Good disease resistance. Rain and heat-tolerant. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter.

Stunning rose with gorgeous full flowers in unique terracotta colourings. Imagine this in a novel combination with brown-orange grasses and lime green ground covering plants. Great for flower display as a single specimen or planted in groups. Suitable for cutting, containers, borders or beds. Plant near paths or seating areas so that you can enjoy the fragrance.

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Rosa 'Lemon 'N Lime'

Floribunda rose with an upright growth habit and glossy dark green foliage, flowering throughout the season with flushhes of small to medium sized, cupped, double, creamy white flowers with a pale lemon yellow to green tinge. 

Rosa 'Lemon 'N Lime' (SOMbeethree) was bred by Rob Somerfield (New Zealand) from a cross between R. 'Anniversary' and R. 'Serendipity'. Released in New Zealand by Glenavon Roses Ltd. in 2012. Won several awards in the New Zealand rose trials in 2011, including best New Zealand bred rose and best floribunda rose.

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Deadhead during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance. 

Strong grower with relatively small, but beautifully coloured flowers. Unfortunately the flowers of Rosa 'Lemon 'N Lime' are not fragrant. Combines well with purple flowering plants such as penstemons, and catnip.

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Rosa 'Margaret Merril'

Vigorous floribunda rose with dark green foliage and clusters of fragrant flowers throughout the season. Flowers are white with a very pale pink sheen in the center and yellow stamens, up to 10 cm across, and have about 28 petals.

Registration name: Rosa 'Harkuly'. Bred by Harkness (UK). Named after the fictitious beauty adviser for Oil of Olay, Margaret Merril.

Prefers a position in full sun and any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance.

Stunning standard or bush rose for fragrance and flower display in garden beds or borders as a single specimen or in groups. Produces excellent cut flowers.

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Rosa 'Mary's Love'

Hybrid tea rose, flowering in flushes throughout the season. Soft pink, mildly perfumed flowers with scalloped petals, 10-12 cm wide.

Registration name: Rosa 'DICcharity'. Bred by Colin Dickson (UK).

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter.

Stunning rose with large, full blooms for flower display in beds or borders. Plant in groups or use as a single specimen. Flowers last well on water. 

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Rosa 'Matawhero Magic'

Hybrid tea rose with glossy foliage from top to bottom, and flowering in flushes throughout the season. Mid to dark green leaves, reddish when young. Mildly fragrant, orange flowers, 8 to 10 cm wide.

Registration name: Rosa 'MACamster', bred by Sam McGredy (New Zealand). Dedicated to the memory and the work of the late Bill Irwin, the creator of Matawhero Winery near Gisborne (New Zealand). Also known as Rosa 'Top Notch' (USA) and Rosa 'Simply the Best' (UK).

Prefers a sunny position in well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring, and again in early summer. Remove spent flowers as soon as possible to encourage stem-growth prior to the next flush of flowers. Prune during winter. Somewhat susceptible to blackspot, but otherwise good disease resistance. 

Vibrant colour, good vase life, delicate fragrance; the perfect choice for a rose to bring indoors. In the garden, allow Rosa 'Matawhero Magic' to take center stage and combine with shrubs or grasses such as Carex testacea, that repeat a more subdued shade of orange. Also suitbale for containers.

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Rosa 'Michelangelo'

Floribunda rose with mid green foliage, flowering in flushes throughout the season. Flowers are semi-double with about 25 petals. Coral orange with cream and orange stripes. Mild fragrance.

The illustration and description in this entry relate to the rose registered as Rosa 'MACtemaik', bred by Sam McGredy (New Zealand). Synonym: Rosa 'The Painter'. The yellow hybrid tea rose with the registration name Rosa 'MEItelov', bred by Meilland (France) is also sold as Rosa 'Michelangelo'.

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter.

A little bit different....this gorgeous rose with unusually striped and flecked flowers in vibrant oranges and cream. Great for flower display in beds or borders, as a single specimen or in groups. Suitable for picking.

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Rosa 'Midnight Blue'

Compact rose with a tidy rounded shape and glossy bright green foliage. Thorn-less or nearly so. Produces large clusters of relatively small flowers in flushes throughout the season. Deep purple flowers, about 8 cm across, with yellow stamens and delicate splashes of white in the center, maturing to bluish purple. In cooler weather the flowers tend to be larger and the flower colour intensifies. Spicy fragrance.

Registration name: Rosa 'WEKfabpur'. Bred by Tom Carruth (USA, 2004).

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Blackspot and mildew resistant.

Gorgeous dark purple flowers, contrasting beautifully with the bright green foliage. Great for flower display in beds or borders, as a single specimen or in groups. Can be grown as a standard or a shrub. Looks lovely in combination with other shrubs flowering in shades of purple. When creating a predominantly purple composition, add a few yellow-flowering plants to brighten up the scene.

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Rosa 'My Mum'

Floribunda rose with mid-green foliage, flowering in flushes throughout the seasons with clusters of double pink with apricot flowers.

Registration name : Rosa 'MATTmum'. Bred by Bob Matthews (New Zealand). Another, red with pink and white floribunda rose, registered as Rosa 'WEBmorrow', bred by Robert Webster (UK), was released in the UK as Rosa 'My Mum'.

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring, and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season, and prune in winter. Good disease resistance. 

Beautiful, healthy rose with gorgeous, full flowers in soft salmon pink shades. Can be grown as a standard or as a bush, as a single specimen or in groups, for flower display in beds and borders. Allow this rose to take centre stage among other shrubs and ground-covers with small flowers in white or pastel colours, such as white Lobelia cultivars. Also looks great with Nepeta (catmint), the traditional choice for under-planting roses.

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Rosa 'New Zealand'

Vigorous hybrid tea rose with semi-glossy dark green foliage, flowering profusely in flushes throughout the season. Soft pink flowers with about 25-30 petals, 10-15 cm wide, to 17 cm wide when fully open. Strong sweet honeysuckle fragrance. Ornamental hips.

Registration name Rosa 'MACgenev', bred by Sam McGredy (New Zealand) from a cross between Rosa 'Harmonie' and Rosa 'Auckland Metro'. Also known as Rosa 'Aotearoa' and Rosa 'Aotearoa New Zealand'. Named to commemorate the 150th anniversary of New Zealand. 'Aotearoa' is the Maori name for New Zealand and means 'Land of the long white cloud'.

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Excellent mildew and rust resistance. Above average resistance to blackspot.

Lovely rose with good clean foliage and a wonderful fragrance. Looks great in beds and borders, as a single specimen or in groups. Available as a standard or a bush rose. Combine with other pastels or with plants flowering in shades of blue such as Ageratum houstonianum or the deep blue colour of Centaurea montana. Excellent cut flower. Remove the side buds if you want long single-flower stems, or leave the side buds if you like sprays. 

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Rosa 'Pacific Glory'

Vigorous floribunda rose with glossy dark green foliage and pink flowers in clusters throughout the season. Flowers are pink with a tan to fawn tint, and mature to lavender pink. They are semi-double with 9-16 petals.

Registration name: Rosa 'SOMlinone'. Cross between two New Zealand roses Rosa 'Anniversary' and Rosa 'Sky Tower'. Bred by Rob Somerfield of Tauranga, New Zealand and introduced here as Rosa 'Pacific Glory'.  Introduced in Australia as Rosa 'So In Love'.

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance.

Beautiful rose in stunning shades of pink. Excellent choice for flower display in garden beds or borders, as a single specimen or in groups. Can be grown as a standard or a shrub.

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Rosa 'Paddy Stephens'

Vigorous, free-flowering hybrid tea rose with strong upright growth, lush, glossy dark green foliage and orange-salmon, slightly fragrant flowers.

Registered name: Rosa 'MACclack', bred by Sam McGredy in New Zealand. Named after New Zealand rosarian Paddy Stephens.

Prefers a position in full sun and any well-drained soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise with rose fertiliser. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance.

Gorgeous rose with subtly fragrant flowers in flushes from spring to autumn. Suitable for containers. Excellent for cutting.