Rose is UK’s Plant of the Month for June

Posted On 03 Jun 2012
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THEALE, UK, June 4, 2012: There is a rose for every garden situation, even indoors. From hybrid teas to miniatures, climbers to floribundas, the choice is endless which is why this versatile beauty has been chosen as the HTA’s Plant of the Month for June.
With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the forthcoming Olympics, now has never been a better time for patriotic planting in the garden. The HTA British Rose Group (BRG) is encouraging consumers to purchase a living rose to mark this special year for future generations to enjoy.
HTA’s David Gilchrist says: “With such a wide range available you can find roses that will suit both large and small gardens, contemporary or traditional, varieties for planting into flower beds or traditional borders and for potting into planters for the courtyard or patio garden, giving instant appeal. Roses can be used for all aspects of the garden, from cladding walls and pergolas to providing informal barriers. Rambling roses can be used to cover old stumps and unsightly fences or walls.”
Several new roses have launched this year to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Peter Beales have recently launched a new collection of Modern Classic Roses including the “Queen’s Jubilee Rose” and “Red Letter Day” to commemorate the celebrations. Other roses with a royal theme include “Countess of Wessex”, “Highgrove”, “Festive Jewel” and “Royal Smile”.
David Austin Roses are also marking the occasion with a new rose “The Royal Jubilee”. This joins regal themed “William and Catherine”, “Queen Elizabeth”, “Prince Charles” amongst others with a royal connection that can be planted in the garden.
John Woods Nurseries’ 2012 Rose of The Year, ‘Moment in Time’ makes the perfect choice for planting and was named to celebrate both the Diamond Jubilee and the UK hosting of the 2012 Olympics. ‘Olympic Spirit’ is also launched this year to mark the occasion.
Find the perfect rose by checking the Rose Locator – a searchable database of roses and their stockists www.roselocator.co.uk
Nominated and agreed upon by British growers and retailers, the HTA’s Plant of the Month campaign highlights the plants that are widely available and looking especially good in garden centres each month. Different varieties are recommended together with simple planting and care hints and tips.
Plant of the Month point of sale materials can be purchased through HTA partners Hortipak and Floramedia.
The plants included within Plant of the Month have been nominated and agreed by the HTA Ornamentals Committee and the HTA Retail Management Group to ensure the campaign meets the needs of both growers and retailers.
The aim of the Plant of the Month campaign is to make it easier for gardeners by selecting a plant on a monthly basis that will be looking great, is widely available from UK nurseries and easy to maintain in the garden.

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