Rose of the Year

The 2016 Festival of Roses was a hit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show once more revealed the prestigious Rose of the Year award 2017, following the assessment of this year's most promising new introductions.

Rose of the Year 2017: Scent from Heaven (Chewbabaluv)

Rose of the year 2017 Scent from HeavenA climbing rose producing orange-salmon blooms, complemented by glossy foliage. Pointed buds open to a classic hybrid tea-shape flower with a rich, fruity fragrance. Showing exceptional health, it will flower freely throughout the season. This variety has also been awarded the fragrance prize in the Paris International Rose Trials and a Certificate of Merit in the Royal National Rose Society Trials.
Bred by Chris Warner. Introduced by Roses UK on behalf of the British Rose Trade.

More new introductions

Charles Dickens (Raw1064)

Charles Dickens roseA hybrid tea rose with lightly scented, bright red swirling blooms on long stems. Complemented with dark red foliage which ages to a semi-glossed olive green. Flowering from mid-June to late autumn, this high-performance variety has excellent disease resistance.
Selected by Marion Dickens, great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens along with trust members of The Charles Dickens Centre.
This variety will help raise funds for the building of a public museum, visitor centre and Rose garden at Gads Hill Place in Kent.
Bred by Ronnie Rawlins. Introduced by Style Roses.

Lightning Strike (Raw967)

Lightning strike roseA lightly scented floribunda rose with unusual ruffled-edged, mid-sized flowers of ruby red with a long flash of white down the central spine of each petal. Borne on short stems in good sized clusters, the rose will repeat flower throughout the season. Ideal habit for growing in a container or mid-border.
Bred by Ronnie Rawlins. Introduced by Style Roses.

Bollywood (Poulht010)

Bollywood roseStriking orange-blend blooms are complemented by dark and glossy foliage on a broad, bushy shrub. Repeat flowering throughout the season the variety shows good disease resistance.
Introduced by Fryers Roses.

90th Celebration (Tan 10558)

90th Celebration roseA hybrid tea rose with intense purple-red blooms that open to reveal yellow stamens. With a compact habit and healthy foliage, this variety makes an excellent container or border plant.
Introduced by Fryers Roses.

Interested in growing roses?

For further information on all new varieties mentioned here please contact Roses UK: Ian Kennedy, email [email protected]

You can also read our advice on growing roses and choosing the best ones for your garden.

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