New Zealand Roses
My love of roses is shared with many gardening friends from all over the world. There are some roses which we all know and love, while others are famous only in their country of origin. Here are some of the best loved New Zealand roses.
New Zealand has many gifted rose breeders, and their efforts for the rose world deserve to be recognised. My own local Botanic Rose Gardens have been a great place to check up on New Zealand rose collections. While I don't yet grow many in my own garden, I am interested - and I do plan to invest more Moosey money in the local product! Any excuse...
Here's my selection of favourites, with most of the photographs
taken at other gardens. Particularly if you're a lover of hybrid teas you'll enjoy these new roses. Hybrid teas have been rather thin on the ground in my rose pages - you should finally see some real beauties!
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Sat 31st Mar 2007
Blue toned roses, roses whch look hand-painted with vibrant crayons, big blousy beauties - and delicately shaped hybrid teas - there's a Sam McGredy rose for every rose lover, just waiting to be purchased and planted in your own garden!
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Wed 21st Feb 2007
Sam McGredy's roses are strong and vibrantly coloured. This man isn't a slave to pastel - his flame reds and sunset colours are warm and evocative. The rose bushes have big flowers, with big blooming impact.
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Tue 20th Feb 2007
Sam McGredy came to New Zealand from Ireland in the 1970s. He has brought stunning, fruity colours and exquisite lush flowers to the rose world, from his flouncy hybrid teas to the subtle hand painted roses like Old Master.
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