With the rose show season over for another year, we are featuring one of the best newer roses for exhibition but also makes a good garden rose.
‘Magic Show’ is a patio rose with very well formed blooms of white with a pink edge to the petals. The blooms are borne mostly solitary and like most patio roses, have little in the way of a scent. But for picking, it is fantastic and makes a great short standard to ‘lift’ it up off the ground.
A medium to tall upright grower with dark green glossy foliage, it is generally healthy.
Bred by Frank Benardella of the United States who was a master when it came to creating miniature and patio roses.
Available from Matthews Nurseries Ltd www.rosesnz.co.nz and their resellers.
By Hayden Foulds
Hayden also serves as Deputy Chairman of the World Federation of Rose Societies Rose Trials Committee amongst other rose endeavours.