July 14th, 2024

‘Valencia’ is still popular today after nearly 40 years. This is a very satisfying rose to grow in your home garden. You will be completely captivated by the large, fragrant blooms which are produced month after month throughout the season. The tall upright growth habit and strong stems, classic exhibition style form and long lasting blooms make Valencia a great cut flower. It has a sweet rose fragrance for which Valencia won the “Henry Edland Gold Medal for Fragrance” in UK trials. Valencia was bred by Kordes in Germany prior to 1987 and is well known worldwide.

One of the most popular Hybrid Tea roses in this colour, flowers are a rich amber yellow produced on a strong, vigorous bush with tough, large, dark green leathery foliage showing good disease tolerance. The large blooms have 35-40 petals and are borne mostly solitary on strong straight stems.

This rose blooms in flushes throughout the season. Remove old spent blooms to encourage the next flush. The bush grows to 1.8m tall and 1.5m wide and creates a lovely display in the garden and as a cut flower.

This rose is available for purchase in South Australia from Wagner’s Rose Nursery, and Treloar Roses, Garden Express and rosesalesonline in Victoria.

Text: Melanie Trimper