Rose of the month - May - Forget-Me-Not

May 13, 2019

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This rose was bred by Meilland International in France before 2005 and was introduced in Australia as ‘Forget-Me-Not’ by Corporate Roses in 2011. Also known as ‘Dee-lish’.

This highly recommended rose has cupped petals of mauve to warm mid pink, with an exquisite strong fruity rose fragrance guaranteed to raise the spirits and scent the garden. The continually produced blooms are borne singularly and in small clusters throughout the season on a healthy, robust bush to 1.5m with grey-green leathery foliage and new growth in a maroon colour. Blooms hold well when picked. This rose is easy to grow and ideally suited to gardens and pots alike.

Forget-Me-Not is a highly awarded rose around the world in Rose Trial Gardens and Rose Shows where it has been exhibited.

The name ‘Forget-Me-Not’ was chosen as part proceeds from the sale of this rose supported Alzheimer’s Australia SA Inc. for 3 years after its release.

AWARDS

Golden Rose of the City Hradec Kralove Czech Republic 2007

ADR Rose, Germany, 2007

Most Fragrant Rose National Rose Trial Garden of Australia Adelaide 2008

Silver Medal National Rose Trial Garden of Australia Adelaide 2008

Grand Prix de la Rose in all categories, National Horticultural Society of France 2009

Forget-Me-Not is available from Newman’s Nursery, Wagner’s Roses, Treloar Roses and can be ordered through local garden centres.

Text: Sharyn Perrin
Photos: Kim Syrus, Sharyn Perrin and Melanie Trimper

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