Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Photo from Heirloom Roses

Hybridizer – Tom Carruth
Blueberry Hill x New Zealand
Introduced by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Upland, CA

What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with a rose called Memorial DayMemorial Day is a beautiful hybrid tea rose with orchid pink blossoms.  Pointed oval buds unfurl into a very large, ruffled blooms about 5-6 inches across with more than 50 petals count on long stems with very little prickles.  It has a strong fragrance that only one bloom is needed to perfume an entire room with intense strong damask scent.  The growth habit is upright and bushy, growing to medium to tall in height, about five feet tall and four feet wide.  Foliage is bright green and clean on a continuous blooming plant.  
Memorial Day was an All-America Rose Selections winner in 2004.  Memorial Day is Weeks Roses' hybridizer, Tom Carruth's fifth AARS winner.  Disease resistance is very good and the plant especially enjoys hot summer weather and produces darker blooms as the weather cools off in the fall. 

To remember those who served, plant and dedicate a beautiful Memorial Day hybrid tea for them.  

Contrary to popular belief, it is not difficult to grow Roses.  It all depends on what kind of roses you want to grow.  Roses have been around for millions of years, some in cemeteries with no care whatsoever.  All they need are food, water and sunlight.  Just like you and me.

Here at Rose Gardening World, we’ll educate you about the Rose - our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.  Welcome to the Rose Gardening World where Rose Gardening Tips, Rose Growing Advice, Planting a Rose Garden, Rose Descriptions, Where to Buy Roses, Where to see Rose Gardens, Rose Culture, Rose History, Rose Events, Rose Verses are all here in one place. 

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