Star Roses Releases 2015 Introductions
Star Roses and Plants has announced its new selections for the coming year. The following list are some 2015 introductions:
Icecap: contains pure white flowers on a rounded shrub. It has been a consistent performer at independent trials and displays excellent repeat-blooming and resistance to black spot, mildew and rust. This plant is a collaborative breeding effort from Will Radler and Meilland International.
Apple Dapple is a large groundcover rose with white, apple blossom-like flowers that appear in early spring and bloom throughout the season. Apple Dapple is the latest addition to the Look-A-Likes series of roses. It grows well on its own roots and it tolerant to high soil pH. The plant is resistant to rust and mildews and is well-suited when placed towards the front of beds and borders, or planted en masse.
Pretty in Pink is resistant to disease and a new addition to the Romantica series of roses. It has old-fashioned blooms with slightly more petals and fragrance than its parent Eden Rose.
Peachy Keen has flowers that open shell pink with a yellow center. The petals than fade to pastel pink and bloom consistently from spring through frost. This plant received top scores for aesthetics and disease resistance from independent trials over two year. -Best Kept Secret has dark green, glossy foliage and a citrus fragrance. The plant has excellent disease resistance for rust and mildew. It is currently a limited release to the West Coast only.
Albizia Chocolate Fountain is a purple foliage weeping Silk Tree, the only one of its kind on the market. The tree is small, well adapted to smaller spaces or containers and has good disease and insect resistance.
Clethra Einstein has long white racemes of fragrant flowers, which extend up to 12 inches long. The stems often twist and curl like Albert Einstein’s hairstyle, hence the name. The shrub is native throughout the eastern U.S. and is tolerant of a wide variety of growing conditions.
For more information, visit www.starrosesandplants.com.