Every now and again, a rose variety will produce a sport which is a naturally occurring change in a certain characteristic of the variety. Sports are often propagated and if worthy enough, become a new variety on the market.
Probably the most common type of ‘sporting’ is a change in flower colour and ths month, we feature a rose that
‘St Margaret’s Gold’ is a sport of the popular ‘Hayley Westenra’ and shares all its characteristics except for flower colour. Rather than the blend of apricot, salmon and pink, the blooms are a blend of yellow and cream with a pink flush and sweetly scented too.
An upright grower to a medium height and with glossy green leaves, ‘St Margaret’s Gold’ is a worthy addition to any garden. Winner of the Best Hybrid Tea award at the New Zealand Rose of the Year trials in Hamilton 2017.
Available from Tasman Bay Roses