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Rose of the Year

Rose of the Year was introduced in 1982 to discover by trials, the best roses in any given year.

Rose breeders are invited to enter what they consider to be the best of their up and coming varieties into the competition; generally 25 to 35 varieties are submitted annually.

Trials are conducted throughout the UK, from as far North as Aberdeen, to Hampshire in the South, Northern Ireland and East Anglia all with different soil and climate conditions.  The trials last for a two year period and are judged by both amateur and professionals with the most worthy variety being selected as ‘Rose of the Year'. Selection is 6 years in advance to allow for building up stocks sufficient for the launch at the Hampton Court International Flower Show.

 

RHS Award Of Garden Merit RHS Award of Garden Merit

International Award Winner International Award Winner

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Gold Standard Award Gold Standard Award


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2007      2008     2009     2010
2011     2012

MOMENT IN TIME (Korcastrav)

A floribunda rose that produces semi-double intense ruby red flowers in abundance.  Compact and upright habit with a slight fragrance and dark glossy leaves.  Height and spread 60 x 40 cm

 


Moment in Time
Rose Of The Year RHS Award Of Garden Merit

 JOIE DE VIVRE (Korfloci01) 

A healthy compact, repeat flowering floribunda with cream pastel pink nostalgic flowers with a gentle fragrance. Height and spread 50x40cm


Rose Joie de Vivre

 Rose Of The Year  RHS Award Of Garden Merit

 ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS(Wekvossutono)

Butter yellow flowers are produced in abundance on this compact rose. Flowers are scented with a sweet liquorice scent and the foliage is glossy, mid green and amply covers the bush.  Height 75cm


Rose Absolutely Fabulous
Rose of the Year International Award Winner  RHS Award Of Garden Merit

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LUCKY! (Frylucy)

A new floribunda with lilac pink scented blooms borne in abundance on huge wave like clusters.  A strong grower lavishly covered in clean foliage.  Ideal for specimen planting, mass bedding and mixed borders.  Height 95cm

 


Rose Lucky!
Rose of the Year International Award Winner

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Rose of the Year 2008

SWEET HAZE  (Tan97274) – Floribunda


A compact floribunda with flowers reminiscent of a shrub rose.  Clusters of sweetly fragrant lilac pink blooms and dense glossy green foliage
Sweet Haze Tan97274
Rose of the Year  International Award Winner

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Rose of the Year 2007
TICKLED PINK (Fryhunky) – Floribunda

A bold rose producing masses of large fragrant flowers in shades of pink, free flowering throughout the summer, year after year. Excellent health and easy to grow.



Tickled Pink (Fryhunky) - Floribunda
Rose of the Year Gold Standard Award  RHS Award Of Garden Merit
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Rose of the Year 2006
CHAMPAGNE MOMENT (KORvanaber)

Beautiful floribunda with sweetly scented, apricot flowers.



Champagne Moment (KORvanaber)
Rose Of The Year  Gold Standard Award  RHS Award Of Garden Merit
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Rose of the Year 2005
SUMMERTIME (Chewlarmoll)

Compact climber with soft creamy-yellow, scented flowers.



Summertime (Chewlarmoll)
Rose of the Year
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Rose of the Year 2004
GOLDEN MEMORIES (KORholesea)

Magnificent free flowering floribunda with golden-yellow blooms.


Golden Memories (KORholesea)
Rose of the Year 
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Rose of the Year 2003
RHAPSODY IN BLUE (Frantasia)

Stunning free flowering shrub rose with clusters of iridescent purple blooms and highly fragrant.

Rhapsody in Blue
Rose of the Year  RHS Award Of Garden Merit
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