Elina April 2012

 

ELINA

Hybrid Tea

Elina is a very prolific, constantly flowering Hybrid Tea rose bred by the Dickson family (in Northern Ireland) in 1983 and released in 1984. Growing to a height of 1.75m and a width of 1.2m, Elina can produce up to 5 dozen blooms per flush. As it can have up to 5 flushes per year in our climate, each plant can produce 25 dozen roses per year – a rare feat for Hybrid Tea roses.

Each rich cream coloured flower comprises around 25 petals. Elina’s perfect classic rose shape, long straight stems, mild fragrance and attractive foliage ensures it is a popular cut flower variety and sought after by florists.

Elina is a very tough, disease resistant rose which thrives in our hot dry climate, producing flowers throughout the season. Inducted into the World Federation of Rose Societies’ Rose Hall of Fame in 2006, it is one of the world’s most popular cream coloured roses and justifies its place in all rose gardens.

Photos by Treloar Roses and Melanie Trimper