Rose Buzz: Beverly HT

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I am so excited to share my Beverly Hybrid Tea rose with you. It is a true beauty.

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This is a Kordes rose and Kordes roses are known for winter hardiness, disease resistance and beauty! Many are full petaled, with the old fashion form and fragrance. I have several Kordes roses in my garden and they have lived up to their reputation! More about those later.

Beverly’s blooms are so very pretty right from the beginning bud stage to fully open. The foliage is also amazing — almost looks unreal

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I have had this rose for 3 years and it rarely has any sign of disease. (Actually I have 5 of them.)

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This is one that will hold up very well in a vase for you too. The front rose in this vase from last summer is Beverly!

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A TRUE WINNER

At the 2013 Biltmore International Rose Trials, Beverly was a big winner, winning the award for Best Hybrid Tea and the coveted Most Fragrant Rose award.

SOURCES

If you are considering buying this rose, check out these sources…

Chamblee Roses

Edmunds Roses 

If you grow this rose, let me know your growing zone and how it performs for you!

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Earth Kind

I just received three beautiful roses from Chamblee Nursery–Aloha, Belinda’s Dream and Carefree Beauty. Two of these lovelies are considered Earth Kind roses.

Three New Beauties...
Three New Beauties…

photo 2-4EARTH KIND

Earth-Kind is a special designation given to select rose cultivars by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service through the Earth-Kind landscaping program. It is based on the results of extensive research and field trials and is awarded only to those roses demonstrating superior pest tolerance, combined with outstanding landscape performance.
Read more About Earth-Kind Roses.

Belinda’s Dream

  • Classification: Shrub rose
  • Introduced: 1992
  • Size: Medium shrub (5’X 5′)
  • Bloom: Very double, 100+ petals, up to 4″ diameter. Successive flushes of bloom spring, summer, and fall.
  • Fragrant: Moderate
  • Cold Hardiness: Zones 5-9

I had the great pleasure of seeing Belinda’s Dream in all her glory in the Biltmore Rose Garden a few weeks ago. (Read more about that here.)   This rose had first been recommended to me by Peggy Martin as her favorite rose … especially for those new to growing roses. I am not new to growing roses but I just had to have this lovely rose! Wouldn’t you?

Belinda's Dream in the Biltmore Rose Garden...
Belinda’s Dream in the Biltmore Rose Garden…

You can read more about Peggy Martin and her incredible rose here.

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  • Classification: Shrub
  • ARS Rating: 8.5
  • Introduction: 1977
  • Color: Light rose
  • Size: 3′ – 4′ 3′ – 4′
  • Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 – 9
  • Disease Resistance: Very
  • Fragrance: Mild

To see other Earth Kind roses, read on.

Her is a fascinating article on Dr. Buck’s life and roses by Julie Jean Gustafson Minot–Dr. Bucks Life.

Other Earth Kind roses I have in my garden that do extremely well are New Dawn and The Fairy.

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New Dawn Spring 2013
The Fairy Rose peaking through the fence.
The Fairy Rose peaking through the fence.

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My rose friend, Chris- The Redneck Rosarian, grows Mutabilis and just raves and raves AND RAVES about it. If I had this rose in my garden, I am sure I would rave too!

Here is a picture of Mutabilis in the Biltmore Rose Garden…

Mutabilis at the Biltmore Rose Garden
Mutabilis at the Biltmore Rose Garden

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Click here to hear Peggy Martin tell her story … From Devastation to Inspiration.