The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the horticultural event of the year and roses are an absolute staple ingredient of the show. We have the privilege at Gardenforpleasure.co.uk to have partnered with the iconic Harkness Roses to bring you, not only pictures of some of the roses that have featured at the show over the years, but also your chance to purchase these stunning varieties.
Pictured at the top of the article is :-
The Menopause Charity Rose
The Menopause Charity Rose is a simply stunning light candy pink. This enchanting rose has so many qualities, it’s hard to know where to begin. The foliage is a lustrous emerald green and very healthy, contrasting harmoniously with the attractive pink blooms. Each flower consists of up to 60 petals and has a sublime, fruity perfume.
By definition, this floribunda will produce an abundance of flowers, borne mainly in clusters supported by the plant’s sturdy stems. You’ll be treated to repeating displays throughout the Summer and Autumn. Feed regularly for optimum performance. The Autumn colour is more intense, giving a richer, deeper tone.
This plant has a compact, bushy growth habit making it suitable for both small and generous spaces. It will also thrive in a large pot.
£2.50p from the sale of each rose will be paid to The Menopause Charity (a registered charity in England and Wales (charity number 1191332). The funds raised will help the charity develop online and live chat services, to provide vital support to women and people experiencing menopause symptoms. It will also ensure that family, friends, co-workers, employers and health care professionals have the information and resources to provide appropriate support.
This climbing rose provides a mass of flowers in Summer and Autumn. Each bloom is a soft pearl pink with a rich ruby red centre. There is abundant glossy dark green foliage to act as a perfect background to the beautiful and unique blooms. Boasting a light and pleasant perfume, Chawton Cottage becomes a supremely good rose. Bred from one of Harkness Roses breeding lines to provide tough easy to grow roses with exemplary health, Chawton Cottage will please and enchant the most demanding of gardeners. For every rose sold, Harkness Roses will donate £2.50 to Jane Austen’s House (Registered Charity no. 1156458). Registered Name: Harzimlet
A rich, ruby red climbing rose, with long lasting flowers that open to beautiful big blooms with an abundance of petals and a wonderful scent from every flower. The plant has a lot of glossy foliage that complements the bright blooms. This can be grown in a big pot or in the ground and is best in a position with good air circulation and some direct sunlight. Registered Name: Harnext
The flowers are large with a classical shape, opening from rounded plump buds. This rose has a strong scent that can only be from a Tea rose. With dark leathery foliage and a strong bush that supports the large flowers well, a fantastic addition to the range of scented HT roses. Registered Name: Harupon
This eye-catching new climbing rose has been named after Highclere Castle, one of the most recognised stately homes in the world after gaining fame in the hit television series and film, Downton Abbey. The Highclere Castle rose is an excellent variety. The flower has deep pink to purples shades that are particularly striking, and the flower form is very popular
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