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Rose Sweet Honey has been named as Rose of the Year 2020. It was launched at the 2019 RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival In the Festival of Roses display by Roses UK on behalf of Kordes Rosen of Germany. This elegant floribunda variety was chosen for it’s many qualities including:-

  1. Outstanding disease resistance
  2. Strong, bushy, upright growth habit
  3. Glossy dark green foliage
  4. Moderate fruity fragrance
  5. Repeat flowering

Rose Sweet Honey is perfect for the cottage garden in a mixed border underplanted with perennials, or in a more formal rose garden. It is also a valuable addition to the cutting garden.  The gorgeous honey coloured blooms are set off beautifully by the dark, glossy foliage. It’s height of up to 90cm (36in) and spread of around 75cm (29in) make it eminently suitable to be grown in patio containers.

I always feel it would be lovely to start a collection of every Rose of the Year so that we can be sure our gardens feature only the cream of the crop of all the roses available.  If you want to be one of the first to grow this sumptuous plant follow the link below.

Mark Snelling

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