Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, remembering a loved one or just saying "I care", what could be more perfect than the lasting gift of nature in the form of an enduring rose? Here at Wairere, where roses rule, we have put together a carefully chosen list of over 100 roses right across the colour spectrum to provide you with a simple yet unique solution to mark life's special moments.
Floribunda Std. An unusual and beautiful rose from Sam McGredy with large, beautifully formed blooms in moody tones of lilac and blue. A good strong grower that holds its shape well and repeats profusely. Unusual grey-green foliage. Lightly scented. 1991 PVR.
Colour: Mauve / Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Hybrid Tea. A beautiful rose for your beautiful Mum. Bright rose pink blooms that are large and fully quartered. Wonderful strong fragrance and dark green glossy foliage that shows good disease resistance. Plenty of blooms throughout the season. PVR. 1997. AKA Ghita Renaissance.
Part of the 'Renaissance' collection which have been bred for excellent all round performance. These roses show good disease resistance and have plenty of flower power.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
Hybrid Tea. There's nothing you can do 'cause I'm stuck like glue to 'My Girl'. That's because it's a lovely rose with unfading deep rose pink blooms with a lovely fragrance. Good compact growth habit and healthy disease resistant foliage. Gold Medal Winner - PVR. 1999.
This Rose also won NZ Rose of the Year in 2012.
Colour: Pink Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Pillar Floribunda. Bob Matthews of NZ bred this rose and named it for his Mum so you know it is going to be a top performing and beautiful rose. The colour of the abundant blooms is a blend of coral, salmon, apricot and pink. Vigorous and healthy with a nice even growth habit. PVR.
Colour: Pink / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Patio. A really showy, compact, patio rose with masses of bright, fire engine red blooms from summer through to autumn. Described as well behaved and named in special memory of the breeder's (late) sister Marie. Would look wonderful group planted or in a special container. PVR.
Colour: Red Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 60cm
Hybrid Tea. An outstanding classic shaped rose chosen to honour the 125th Jubilee of Nelson College for Girls. The blooms are a creamy apricot tinged with pink and set beautifully against dense, glossy, green disease resistant foliage. A tall vigorous grower. PVR.
Colour: Apricot / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
Modern Shrub. You will love this rose as it is seldom out of bloom and it has a delicious spicy clove fragrance. he flowers are shaded purple and mauve. They have creamy white centre and a light reverse on the petals that ensures the blooms really stand out. PVR. 2000.
Colour: Purple / Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Hybrid Tea. Possibly the world's favourite, best known and best loved rose. A delicate soft yellow edged with pink. Lightly fragrant blooms on a very sturdy vigorous bush. Wonderful as a cut flower. Repeats well and shows good disease resistance. Multi award winner. 1945.
This truly superb rose was bred by Frenchman Francis Meilland and named by Field Marshal Alan Brooke to celebrate the liberation of France at the end of WW11. It is a fascinating story - worthy of further reading and certainly 'Peace' is very worthy of planting.
Colour: Yellow / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 90cm
Floribunda. Like any self respecting 'Playboy' this rose makes sure it is always the centre of attention. The almost single flowers are tones of brilliant orange, scarlet and yellow. Nice glossy foliage and of course smells good too. Use to add boldness to your planting schemes. 1976.
Colour: Orange / Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Hybrid Tea. A bushy vigorous rose with glossy green foliage and the most beautiful, rich crimson blooms with a very attractive sheen to the petals. The fragrant flowers appear continuously from summer to autumn. An excellent rose for cutting and exhibition. PVR. 1974.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m