Spirit of Peace April 2015

SPIRIT OF PEACE

Hybrid Tea

‘Spirit of Peace’ was released by Meilland International of France in 1995, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of the famous Peace rose and mark the anniversary of the end of WWII. Amazingly South Australia was chosen as the location to release this beautiful rose to the world.
It is appropriate in April, 2015, which coincides with the 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli, to select a rose associated with “peace” following war.
Spirit of Peace is a tall Hybrid Tea rose growing up to 2 metres with attractive bright green healthy foliage. It seems to always have large, high-centred, classic shaped flowers which are an unusual light apricot pink to buff colour on lovely long straight stems. The flowers exude a gorgeous spiced honey fragrance and are adored by flower arrangers and home gardeners alike.
Very free flowering, a mature plant may carry up to 60 blooms each flush and it flowers freely and frequently throughout the growing season.
This immensely popular, almost thornless rose, is very worthy of a place in every rose lover’s garden.