New Plants at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
The UK’s biggest gardening show is back in full bloom this summer, celebrating its 21st birthday in the dramatic and historically rich grounds of Hampton Court Palace, with a selection of new plants being showcased this year.
BILL LE GRICE ROSES
Site number: RF/6
Rosa 'Drama Queen'
red and white striped flowers with a light, but distinct scent are the hallmark
of this free flowering floribunda. Growth is upright and of medium height with
good, disease resistant foliage. This flamboyant rose is well named and
celebrates the achievement of 50 years of Summer Repertory Theatre at the well
known Sheringham Little Theatre on the Norfolk coast .Dame Judi Dench will
receive the rose at The Midsummer's Rose Festival Press Event.
Rosa The Hever Castle Rose 'Horquinsey'
the first time in its history, Hever
Castle and Gardens will
have its own rose. Bred by the highly regarded rose hybridiser, the late Colin
Horner, the floribunda The Hever Castle Rose produces masses of velvety
deep-red blooms which fade to cerise, offset by golden-yellow stamens. The
blooms are complemented by attractive, healthy glossy dark-green foliage. Grows
to a height of 1.20m.
Hever Castle is best known as the childhood home
of Anne Boleyn. Neil Miller, Head Gardener at Hever
Castle said: "Hever Castle
is famous for its rose garden which boasts over 4,000 rose bushes. We have a
huge variety of roses in the gardens, from the Alba and Bourbon to Hybrid Tea
and Floribunda so it seemed appropriate to enhance our collection by
commissioning our own rose". Dame Judi Dench will receive the rose at The
Midsummer's Rose Festival Press Event.
C & K JONES
Site number: RF/7
Rosa Alexander's Issie 'Dicland'
by fashion designer, the late Alexander McQueen in memory of his great friend
the international style icon Isabella Blow. Bred by Dickson Nurseries of
Northern Ireland, the rose is said to reflect Isabella's unique, colourful
personality, celebrating her love of fashion and
opulent dressing. The coral peach blooms are borne singly or in clusters
and are offset by dark green, semi glossy foliage. The habit of this floribunda
is upright to bushy with excellent disease resistance, achieving a height of
about 80 cm.
Rosa Precious Love 'Kirlowo'
and Louise Woodbridge became involved with the Child Bereavement Charity
following the tragic death of their two-year old twins Betsy and William in
September 2004. In memory of their children, their hope is that this rose will
become an emblem and source of funds for the charity. Bred by Gordon Kirkham,
the floribunda Precious Love produces scented clusters of salmon pink flowers.
Red juvenile shoots mature to semi-glossy, dark green foliage perfectly
complementing the blooms. C & K Jones will make a generous donation to the
charity for every rose they sell.
Child Bereavement Charity is the UK's leading charity supporting
families and educating professionals both when a child dies and when a child is
bereaved. Every year the charity trains around 5000 professionals across health
care, social care, education, the emergency services and voluntary sector. It
provides support and information, resources, an interactive website with online
forums and a Buckinghamshire-based family bereavement support service.
Rosa 'Anne Birnhak'
brand new, repeat-flowering, fragrant, disease-resistant, floribunda rose, bred
by Fryer's Nurseries. Anne Birnhak is an enthusiastic gardener who opens her
garden to the public to raise funds for the National Garden Scheme. Her
garden in Wandsworth measures just 22ft x 28ft and contains more than 2000
different plants. She has 75 fragrant rose bushes, many in containers.
Anne is truly honoured to have this magnificent rose named after her by one of
the most prestigious nurseries in the world.
Site number: GW/16
Clematis Guiding Promise™ 'Evipo053' (N)
Guernsey are delighted to announce that, as part of the Girlguiding UK
Centenary celebrations, they have been able to have a clematis named "Guiding
Promise". The Girlguide movement is the largest voluntary organisation for
girls and young women in the UK
with over 550,000 members and 10 million worldwide.
clematis, bred by Raymond Evison Clematis is a very free flowering, compact
clematis, which only grows to about 3-4 ft (1-1.2m) in height. It is very
easy to grow and requires very simple pruning each spring when all the previous
season's top growth is removed down to 6" (15cm) above soil level.
Site number: RF/12
Rose of the Year 2011 Rosa Joie de Vivre 'Korfloci01'
lightly fragranced, creamy pastel pink, full petalled blooms of this charming
floribunda are perfectly offset by glossy, plentiful foliage. Bred by Kordes of
Germany, the rose flowers freely throughout the season. Growing to a height of
about 50cm and with a compact habit, it has demonstrated outstanding disease
resistance. Kordes also bred the robust and lovely Rose of the Year 2006
'Champagne Moment' (Korvanaber).
Rosa County® of Staffordshire 'Korsoalgu'
for the Staffordshire Society and joining the range of ground cover roses in
the County® Series. This new variety flowers freely, producing clusters of
copper yellow flowers that fade to creamy yellow, offset by healthy foliage.
Growing to a height of 60 cm this rose is ideal for border or container planting.
The Staffordshire Society was founded in 1905 by a small group of Staffordshire
men living in London.
Representing the geographical County
of Stafford, the society
seeks to make people aware of their Staffordshire heritage. Members of the
society must have been either born in the county, descended from Staffordshire
parentage or have resided there for five years.
PETER BEALES ROSES
Site number: RF/5
Rosa 'Francis Copple'
rose owes its name to the late Leslie Copple who left funds in her will to have
a rose named for her father, Francis. Francis Copple a Metropolitan policeman
for most of his life, loved roses. This modern shrub rose has fragrant,
semi-double blooms of coppery yellow which fade to primrose yellow as the
flower ages, flowering freely throughout the summer. Foliage is large and
glossy and if late summer flowers are not removed, they will produce a crop of
oval-shaped orange hips. Growth: 1.5 m x 75 cm.
Rosa Togmeister 'Beahappy'
for one of radio and television's best-loved presenters, Sir Terry Wogan, and
for the many fans, who dubbed him the 'Togmeister'. A floribunda, with
fragrant, bright yellow blooms that are produced continuously throughout the
summer and are offset by healthy, glossy and plentiful foliage on a shapely plant
which grows to a height of approximately 75 cm.
rose will be received at The Midsummer's Rose Festival Press Event by Sir Terry
TAYLORS CLEMATIS NURSERY
Clematis Amethyst Beauty™ 'Evipo043'(N)
Very deep velvet purple 6" (15cm) diameter flowers, occasionally with green tips to the sepals, maturing to a purple blue with red purple anthers. Marvellous with cream, yellow or pink-flowered roses or grey foliage plants. Hardy - zones 4-9. Aspect - any except north. Flowering - early summer to late summer. Bred by Raymond Evison, The Guernsey Clematis Nursery.
Clematis Reflections™ 'Evipo035' (N)
This pretty, semi-double flowering cultivar is notable for its smaller, later summer flowers. The flower opens lilac-blue, maturing to a pale lilac-blue and has contrasting purple-red anthers. The early summer flowers have a 6" (15cm) diameter. The later flowers become smaller as the season progresses. Outstanding with deep coloured roses. Hardy - zones 4-9. Aspect - any. Flowering - early summer to late summer. Bred by Raymond Evison, The Guernsey Clematis Nursery.
Clematis Shimmer™ 'Evipo028' (N)
Large 7" (18cm) diameter flowers, opening deep lilac blue, with a paler central bar to each sepal, fading to mid-blue and maturing to light-mid blue, giving a contrasting range of flower colours across the different aged flowers. Red anthers, fading to a deep mauve. Slightly smaller flowers as the season progresses. Amazing with purple or grey foliage shrubs and red or pink roses. Hardy - zones 4-9. Aspect - any. Flowering - early summer to late summer. Bred by Raymond Evison, The Guernsey Clematis Nursery.
Site number: RF/15
Rosa Golden Moment 'Smi-99-2-04'
A classic Hybrid Tea bred by the late Edward Smith. The large spiralled soft yellow blooms have a strong, sweet fragrance and the colour remains unfaded until the petals drop. Formed singularly and in small clusters, it will repeat flower throughout the season. Foliage is a healthy, glossy olive green. Grows to a height of approximately 100 cm. Edward Smith bred many fine roses, including the popular 'Special Anniversary'. His son Alan is the custodian of the Edward Smith rose breeding programme.
For more information see: Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Article posted on 09 Jul 2010.