February is of course the month of Valentine’s Day (14th in case anyone has forgotten) and although our Rose of the Month is not red, it does have a romantic name.
‘Kiss the Bride’ is a newer variety with clusters of cream to pale pink blooms, lightly scented and opening to reveal golden yellow stamens. A tall grower with very healthy mid green foliage, this variety is a great addition to any garden.
A Certificate of Merit winner at the NZRS Rose Trials in Palmerston North in 2016, ‘Kiss the Bride’ is bred by Wanganui rose grower and breeder Bob Matthews.
Available from resellers of Matthews Roses or direct from Matthews.
By Hayden Foulds
Hayden also serves as Deputy Chairman of the World Federation of Rose Societies Rose Trials Committee amongst other rose endeavours.