‘Governor Macquarie’ is a free flowering, strong Australian Hybrid Tea rose bred by the late Trevor Grant and introduced in 2004. It is named after Governor Macquarie, the fifth Governor of New South Wales, from 1810 to 1821, who oversaw the transition of the Penal Colony to a thriving free settlement.
The beautiful, large, pale pink flowers are classic in shape with a lovely rich perfume and excellent for cutting, as they have a long vase life.
This rose is tall and vigorous, comfortably achieving 2 metres in height. It is very pest and disease tolerant with glossy foliage. Remove spent blooms to expedite the next flush of roses. This rose performs well in all seasons from spring to autumn.
Trevor Grant also bred ‘Let’s Celebrate’, the Australian rose selected to commemorate the Rose Society of South Australia’s Centenary in 2008.
Governor Macquarie is available from Eumundi Roses, Queensland and Swane’s Nurseries in New South Wales.
Text: Kelvin Trimper