This month, we feature a rose named for a well-known South Canterbury rosarian which deserves to be more widely grown around New Zealand.
‘Pamela Bartrum’ is a floribunda with blooms of soft salmon pink, large in size for this type of rose with a moderate fruity scent. A short to medium grower in the garden, this variety has healthy, glossy foliage and is very quick to repeat flower so it is almost never without blooms.
Bred by George and Dawn Agnew from Dunedin from ‘Sexy Rexy’ and ‘Compassion’ Pamela Bartrum was a long-time member of the South Canterbury Rose Society. Pamela had a beautiful garden near Pleasant Point and won many champion awards for her beautiful roses. She was also a National and International Rose Judge who judged at rose shows in the UK, Canada and Israel.
Available from Southern Roses www.southernroses.co.nz
Hayden also serves as Deputy Chairman of the World Federation of Rose Societies Rose Trials Committee amongst other rose endeavours.