Five new roses at Hampton Court Flower Show

Flower shows are the launch pad for all sorts of plants and gardening accessories. This year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is no exception, here are five new roses in the Festival of Roses Marquee

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Starlight Symphony

This enchanting soft white rose is Rose of the Year 2019 and will be unveiled at this year’s show. It’s a climber from Harkness Roses that grows to 2-3m tall and about 2m wide. The open flowers are gently scented and have striking red stamens that stand out against the white softly frilled petals. And it’s a healthy disease resistant strain, so it won’t need spraying for disease issues.

Starlight Symphony

Fragrant Celebrations

Peter Beales Roses celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with this stunning fragrant climbing rose. It’s a really reliable repeat flowerer with large, blousy blooms with a rich fruity rose fragarnace in good generous clusters. Grows to around 8-10ft.

Fragrant Celebrations

Tottering by Gently

This soft, primrose yellow rose from David Austin Roses is a delight. It has masses of small, delicate single open flowers (good for bees) in clusters creating a mound of summer colour. Grows to about 4-5ft tall and wide.

Tottering by Gently

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This compact rose is plastered with uplifting, bicolour pink and red open flowers. It’s a new variety from Harkness Roses and blooms from June to autumn. It grows to around 3ft tall and wide and could be grown as a low hedge or trained against a low fence or wall. Good disease resistance.

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Eirene

This new variety from Fryers Roses is named after the Goddess of Peace. It a modern, floribunda rose with clusters of soft creamy white flowers that are softly apricot in bud. It has a gentle fragrance and grows to around 2-3ft tall and wide, so it could be grown in a large container if required.

Eirene
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