July 8th, 2023




‘Bengali’ has proven to be a top performing rose around the world winning multiple international gold and silver medals in trials and is also known for having the highest disease resistance in its “apricot” colour range.

Bengali was bred by Kordes in Germany in 2000 and first introduced in 2011.

This rose features an abundance of fully double (17-25 petals), rich apricot blooms with a moderate fragrance. Blooms in clusters of up to 10 blooms right through spring, summer and autumn.

This variety is another example of Kordes’ strict breeding program and “no spray” policy which aims to create and release vigorous healthy roses requiring less maintenance.

This rose is excellent in our climate and has vigorous upright growth to approx. 1.5m tall x 1.2m wide with large, healthy, glossy foliage.

Deadhead finished blooms to encourage the next flush of roses.

Available from Treloar Roses in Victoria.


GOLD MEDAL              Baden-Baden Rose Trial                     Germany         2009

GOLD MEDAL              Kortrijk Rose Trial                               Belgium           2009

GOLD MEDAL              Royal National Rose Society               England           2010

ADR Award                  German Rose Trials                             Germany         2010

SILVER MEDAL             Bagatelle Rose Trials                           France             2009

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD      Bagatelle Rose Trials               France             2009

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD      Glasgow Rose Trials                Scotland          2015

GRANDE ROSE du SIECLE        Lyon Rose Trials                      France             2010

 Text:     Kelvin Trimper AM