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New Rose Introductions

2023 New Rose Introductions


1. CHERRIES & CHAMPAGNE™ 'Meilkonque'

Class: Hybrid tea

Color Description: Red to deep pink with yellow/cream reverse

Characteristics: Pointed buds appear on a vigorous shrub. The double blooms offer a unique and multilayered color-changing effect, with the primary color transitioning from red to pink underlined by the pale-yellow petal reverse finishing a delicate cream. Glossy foliage and a sweet fragrance make this rose irresistible. Above average disease resistance for a Hybrid Tea.

Bloom Size: 4”

Petal count: 50

Fragrance: Light, sweet

Height/Habit: Upright, bushy, 3-4’ x 3’

Parentage: Not disclosed

Hybridizer: Meilland®

Introducer: Star® Roses and Plants


2. Cosmic Clouds™ (cv. WEKblufstow, X880-9) PPAF

Class: Large shrub, can be trained as a Climber in zones 8 to 10

Color Description: Magenta-purple fading deep purple with white reverse Descriptive Characteristics: Pointed & ovoid buds open to full, globular, cuppy and very double blooms that are medium sized and in large clusters on long stems; medium, glossy green foliage has very good disease resistance.

Bloom Size: 2ó - 3”

Petal Count: 70 to 85

Fragrance: Strong, fruity

Height/Habit: Medium-tall, bushy upright moderately spreading

Parentage: 'Blue For You' x 'Stormy Weather'

Hybridizer: Christian Bédard

Introducer: Weeks Roses


3. DESERT SKY™ 'Meillersroc' PPTBS

Class: Floribunda

Color Description: Brick-orange to mauve

Descriptive Characteristics: This brick orange rose has undertones of mauve and cedar, offering color with as much depth as a West Coast sunset. Its performance on the West Coast is excellent for a bloom with this coloration. Vigorous on its own roots, it stays compact in the landscape and is an abundant bloomer. Its light, spicy fragrance is reminiscent of cinnamon.

Bloom Size: 2ó”

Petal Count: 34

Fragrance: Very slight

Height/Habit: Bushy, compact, 2ó’x 2ó’

Parentage: Not disclosed

Hybridizer: Meilland®

Introducer: Star® Roses and Plants



4. EASY BEE-ZY™ KNOCK OUT® 'SRPylwko' PPAF

Class: Landscape shrub

Color Description: Yellow

Descriptive Characteristics: An outstanding addition to the Knock Out® family, this yellow rose continuously produces very bright blooms with long-lasting color. It offers a light citrus fragrance and a single petal display that is alluring to pollinators. The plant is vigorous and overall demonstrates excellent resistance to black spot, rust, and mildew.

Bloom Size: 3”

Petal count: 8 Fragrance: Light, citrus

Height/Habit: Rounded, bushy, 3-4’ x 3’

Parentage: Not disclosed

Hybridizer: Star® Roses and Plants

Introducer: Star® Roses and Plants


5. FLAVORETTE™ Honey-Apricot Rosa 'Boznatafra'

Class: Shrub

Color Description: Peach

Descriptive Characteristics: Flavorette™ Honey-Apricot rose is the first in this new edible rose series. The petals have a light, sweet flavor and pair perfectly with savory salads, decorated desserts and more. Beyond its uses in the kitchen, it also looks right at home in a border. Its large, rounded blooms are filled with petals, giving arrangements and gardens a lush look. Hardy in USDA zones 4-8.

Bloom Size: 2.75"

Petal Count: Up to 82

Fragrance: Mild, fruity, spice, sweet fragrance

Height/Habit: 5-8' x 3-4', bushy habit

Parentage: Unknown

Hybridizer: Pheno Geno Introducer: Spring Meadow Nursery/ Proven Winners® ColorChoice®


6. Make Me Blush™ (cv. WEKmotonton, W313-1) PPAF, Yellow Blushing Pink Hybrid Tea Class: Hybrid Tea

Color Description: Soft yellow with coral-pink blush

Descriptive Characteristics: Pointed and ovoid buds open to classically pointed, elegant and double blooms that are medium-large, single on long stems; medium, glossy green foliage with very good disease resistance.

Bloom Size: 3½ - 5”

Petal Count: 25 to 40

Fragrance: Moderate, fruity

Height/Habit: Tall, upright moderately spreading

Parentage: ('Moonstone' x 'Top Notch') x 'Top Notch' Hybridizer: Tom Carruth

Introducer: Weeks Roses


7. MISS MANNERS™ (cv. WEKamylcas, AA109-2) PPAF

Class: Grandiflora Color

Class: Medium Pink

Descriptive Characteristics: Pointed and ovoid buds open to old-fashioned, cuppy and fully double medium pink blooms borne mostly single on medium-long stems; dark, glossy green foliage has very good disease resistance.

Bloom Size: 3½ - 4½”

Petal Count: 40 to 60

Fragrance: Moderate fruity & spices

Height/Habit: Medium, upright moderately spreading

Parentage: 'All My Loving' x 'Candy Spelling'

Hybridizer: Tom Carruth Introducer: Weeks Roses


8. ORANGE GLOW™ KNOCK OUT® 'Radslam' PPAF

Class: Landscape shrub

Color Description: Orange suffused with coral, yellow and pink

Descriptive Characteristics: Finally, an orange Knock Out® rose! This luminescent beauty boasts double orange blooms that display shades of coral, pink and yellow throughout the cuplike petals. Moderate light at dusk and dawn will set its color and fair foliage glowing. Its incredible rust resistance makes it a top performer in every climate and a standout on the West Coast. Bloom Size: 2 ½” - 3”

Petal Count: 25

Fragrance: Very slight

Height/Habit: Upright, bushy, 4½’ x 3’

Parentage: Not disclosed

Hybridizer: Will Radler

Introducer: Star® Roses and Plants


9. OSO EASY ICE BAY™ Rosa Bozmillwin' PP#28,197

Class: Shrub

Color Description: White

Descriptive Characteristics: Oso Easy Ice Bay™ combines the classic beauty of a white rose with the modern-day disease resistance and continuous blooming of Oso Easy® roses. Creamy colored flower buds open to white and stay that color until they are spent, unlike some white roses that age to pink. This rose keeps its beautiful dark leaves and bright flowers until late autumn. Hardy in USDA zone 3-9.

Bloom Size: 2.75”

Petal Count: 18-20

Fragrance: Light Height/Habit: 2 - 3'

Parentage: Not disclosed

Hybridizer: Pheno Geno Introducer: Spring Meadow Nursery/Proven Winners® ColorChoice®


10. PINK FREEDOM™ (cv. WEKpumpahor, W586-C1) Pat. #31,932

Class: Shrub

Color Description: Medium Pink

Descriptive Characteristics: Shapely, pointed buds are decorative & semi-double, medium sized in small clusters on medium length stems; dark glossy green foliage with execellent disease resistance. American Garden Rose Selections Regional Choice Award for Northeast, Northwest, South Central & Southeast; American Rose Trials for Sustainability Master Rose Award winner

Bloom Size: 2½” - 3½”

Petal Count: 10-15

Fragrance: Slight fruity Height/Habit: Compact, Bushy upright somewhat spreading

Parentage: 'Pumpkin Patch' x 'Home Run'

Hybridizer: Christian Bédard

Introducer: Weeks Roses


11. POWERPUFF™ PINK 'Spropuff' PPAF

Class: Floribunda

Color Description: Medium to deep pink

Descriptive Characteristics: Electric pink, non-fading blossoms cover this compact Floribunda in clusters of 6–8 blooms per stem. Its rounded buds are reminiscent of peonies, as are its numerous petals. New buds are continuously produced, keeping a steady appeal. Expect a moderate lemongrass fragrance. A vigorous own-root rose.

Bloom Size: 3”

Petal Count: 45-50 Fragrance: Moderate lemongrass, linen

Height/Habit: Very bushy, 3½-4’ x 2’

Parentage: Not disclosed

Hybridizer: Dr. James Sproul

Introducer: Star® Roses and Plants


12. QUEST FOR ZEST™ (cv. WEKsecjuc, Z277-2) PPAF

Class: Grandiflora

Color Description: Yellow

Descriptive Characteristics: Pointed and ovoid buds open to spiraled, elegant and double yellow with lighter outer petals, large, 4-5” flowers on medium length stems, some single, some in small clusters; very glossy, medium-green foliage; very good disease resistance. Bloom Size: 4 - 5”

Petal Count: 30-40

Fragrance: Strong citrus & fruity

Height/Habit: Medium-tall, upright, moderately spreading

Parentage: 'Secret' x 'Julia Child'

Hybridizer: Christian Bédard

Introducer: Weeks Roses


13. RISE UP EMBERAYS™ Rosa 'Bozfra321' ppaf, cbraf

Class: Shrub/Climber

Color Description: Orange/Yellow

Descriptive Characteristics: Large orange blooms accentuated with a bright yellow eye, will liven up landscapes whether grown on its own or trained up a trellis, column, or wall. Super-clean, glossy, dark green foliage looks even more outstanding contrasting with exceptional brightness of the flowers. A top-performing rose in trials. Can be grown as a shrub or climber, depending on how it is pruned or trained. USDA zone 5-8.

Bloom Size: 10 cm

Petal Count: 15-20

Fragrance: light, floral

Height/Habit: 3-5' x 2-3'

Parentage: unknown Hybridizer: Pheno Geno

Introducer: Spring Meadow Nursery/ Proven Winners® ColorChoice®



14. ROMANTICA® BALL GOWN™ 'Meipapey' PPAF

Class: Hybrid tea

Color Description: Medium pink

Descriptive Characteristics: As expected for an addition to the Romantica® series, this rose produces lush pink blooms with more than 100 petals each. Its intense fragrance can be described as classic rose with notes of grass and powder. This own-root Hybrid Tea rose demonstrates vigorous growth and excellent disease resistance across the country.

Bloom Size: 3½” - 4”

Petal Count: Up to 100

Fragrance: Very strong, classic rose and powder

Height/Habit: Upright, bushy, up to 6’ x 2-3’

Parentage: Not disclosed

Hybridizer: Meilland® Introducer: Star® Roses and Plants


15. SUNBLAZE® WATERMELON 'Meipateq' PPAF

Class: Miniature

Color Description: Red

Descriptive Characteristics: Saturated red flowers open to reveal 50 cuplike petals per bloom on this miniature rose. It offers a vigorous growth habit and excellent resistance to disease. Bloom Size: 1”

Petal count: 45+

Fragrance: Slight

Height/Habit: Compact, bushy, 18” x 18”

Parentage: Not disclosed

Hybridizer: Meilland®

Introducer: Star® Roses and Plants


16. SUNBLAZE® DRAGON FRUIT 'Meiheliot' PPAF

Class: Miniature Color Description: Deep pink

Descriptive Characteristics: The most disease-resistant Sunblaze® rose ever introduced! A Delightful, deep-pink-to-red rose that blooms abundantly on a vigorous plant. Its compact, bushy habit makes it a fun and colorful selection for use as a hedge or border.

Bloom Size: 1”

Petal count: 45+

Fragrance: Slight

Height/Habit: Compact, rounded, bushy 18” x 18”

Parentage: Not disclosed

Hybridizer: Meilland®

Introducer: Star® Roses and Plants


17. True Affection PPAF

Class: Floribunda Shrub

Color Description: Dark pink with orange center

Descriptive Characteristics: True Affection is an AGRS award winner for its excellent performance. The flowers are rich in color and has an elevated center for a classic floribunda on a beautifully rounded shrub.

Bloom Size: 3.5”

Petal Count: 30+

Fragrance: Peppery Height/Habit: 3’ x 3’, rounded

Parentage: seedling x 'Knock Out'

Hybridizer: Ping Lim

Introducer: Altman Plants


18. True Bliss PPAF

Class: Hybrid Tea Shrub

Color Description: Pink Blend

Descriptive Characteristics: True Bliss is a bushy hybrid tea shrub. The flowers are high centered with wonderful fragrance.

Bloom Size: 4”

Petal Count: 25+

Fragrance: Sweet

Height/Habit: 5’ x 3’

Parentage: seedling x 'Trumpeter'

Hybridizer: Ping Lim

Introducer: Altman Plants



19. TRUE CHARM PPAF

Class: Ground Cover

Color Description: Pink with white stripes

Descriptive Characteristics: True Charm is a charming rose with small red/white striped blooms. Constantly reblooming for spring to fall performance. Delicate flowers packed with 30+ flower petals on each. This rose can be used in borders, patio pots and hanging baskets being very versatile.

Bloom Size: 2”

Petal Count: 30+

Fragrance: Mild

Height/Habit: 2’ x 3’ low ground cover/patio

Parentage: seedling x 'Love and Peace'

Hybridizer: Ping Lim

Introducer: Altman Plants


20. TRUE DARLING PPAF

Classification: Floribunda Patio

Color Description: Yellow

Descriptive Characteristics: True Darling is a medium- yellow flower blooming prolifically throughout the season. It has a strong glossy, green foliage that is disease resistant. Compact, round, bush performs great all across the U.S.

Bloom Size: 3”

Petal Count: 30+

Fragrance: Mild

Height/Habit: 3’ x 3’ rounded shrub

Parentage: 'Sexy Rexy' x 'Yellow Submarine'

Hybridizer: Ping Lim

Introducer: Altman Plants


21. TRUE DELIGHT PPAF

Class: Climber

Color Description: Pink and yellow striped

Descriptive Characteristics: True Delight is a unique climber. It has big pink and yellow striped flowers on a vigorous climbing plant.

Bloom Size: 4”

Petal Count: 30+

Fragrance: Mild

Height/Habit: 6’ x 3’ bushy upright

Parentage: 'Yellow Brick Road' x 'Fiesta'

Hybridizer: Ping Lim

Introducer: Altman Plants



22. TRUE HARMONY PPAF

Class: Hybrid Tea Shrub

Color Description: Pink

Descriptive Characteristics: True Harmony is an ARTS winner. It is covered throughout the season with exceptional size blooms over 4.5”+. Big, hybrid tea blooms, extremely high petal count with more than 70 petals per flower.

Bloom Size: 4.5”

Petal Count: 70+

Fragrance: Mild spice

Height/Habit: 4' x 4' rounded

Parentage: seedling x 'My Girl'

Hybridizer: Ping Lim

Introducer: Altman Plants


23. TRUE JOY PPAF

Class: Floribunda

Color Description: Gold

Descriptive Characteristics: True Joy has been a Texas Super Star in testing. The gold flowers pop on dark, glossy foliage. Strong against most disease. This is an ARTS award winner for its performance.

Bloom Size: 4”

Petal Count: 50+

Fragrance: Spicy

Height/Habit: 5’ x 4’ upright

Parentage: seedling x 'Westerland'

Hybridizer: Ping Lim

Introducer: Altman Plants

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