‘Children’s Hope’â„¢| Plant A Rose Help A Child

‘Children’s Hopeâ„¢’ Mega-Sized Candelabra

‘Children’s Hopeâ„¢’

Wordless Wednesday is dedicated to a rose called ‘Children’s Hopeâ„¢’ with a mission to contribute to the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. It’s perfect for small space and container gardening. And it’s perfectly named. Here’s Weeks Roses description of their rose and what it looks like in the garden from every angle.

“We all have hopes and dreams. For children, it’s to be healthy so they can play. The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation *helps get sick children back to good health.

‘Children’s Hopeâ„¢’ bred by Tom Carruth in the Garden June, 2017

Their mission is to improve treatment, help with quality of life and the long-term outlook of children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.

‘Children’s Hope’ Spray

Each sale of the ‘Children’s Hopeâ„¢’ rose helps to achieve this mission with a portion of the proceeds going back to the foundation. The foundation contribution is an added bonus to your purchase as you are also getting a blooming machine of a rose!

'Children's Hope' Rose Bush
‘Children’s Hope’ Rose Bush

Each little medium red pompom-like flower is produced in big clusters on a perfectly even rounded plant. The shorter compact habit makes this selection ideal for a smaller spot in the landscape or as a focal point in a decorative pot on a balcony or patio. If this describes what you’re looking for in the garden, don’t look any further as ‘Children’s Hopeâ„¢’ has shown excellent performance in most climates of the country with very good disease resistance.

'Children's Hope' Planted in April 2017
‘Children’s Hopeâ„¢’ Planted in April 2017, already covered in sprays of candelabras

Rose Name:

Children’s Hope™

Cultivar:

WEKswegobab

Patent #:

PPAF

Class:

Polyantha

Flower Color:

Medium red with light smoke on the edge

Fragrance:

Slight tea to fruity

Bud Form:

Pointed & ovoid

Flower Form:

Old fashion, decorative & very double

Flower Size:

Small, around 1½-2 inch diameter, in large clusters

Petal Count:

over 45

Stem Length:

Medium-short

Plant Habit:

Medium-low

Growth Habit:

Rounded & bushy

Foliage Color:

Glossy dark green

Disease Resistance:

Very good

Hybridizer:

Tom Carruth

Parentage:

Sweet Chariot x (Goldmarie x Baby Bloomers)

Introduced By:

Weeks Roses

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Biltmore Rose Trial Winners 2014 Announced

Bejazzo | Kordes | Best Climber
Bejazzo | Kordes | Best Climber
Bejazzo | Kordes | Best Climber

“Since 2011, Biltmore’s Rose Garden has been home to the trials in which more than 90 varieties from growers and breeders worldwide have been planted and cared for by Biltmore’s expert horticulturalists. Each trial lasts two years and a permanent jury judges the roses four times per year. During this year’s competition, the international and permanent juries will conduct the final round of judging for the trial group of 29 roses planted in 2012.

Honorine de Brabant
Honorine de Brabant | Best Established Roses | Biltmore Rose Trials

“Biltmore’s historic Rose Garden is the perfect setting for trials,” said Lucas Jack, Biltmore’s rosarian and trials manager. “We’ve enjoyed introducing these new varieties to our guests as they stroll through the gardens. It has been an educational experience, and it complements the work we do to care for Biltmore’s collection of old garden and modern roses.”

'Miracle On The Hudson' | Best Shrub| by Robery Neal Rippetoe @FrancisRoses Most Disease Resistant | Best Growth Habit | Overall Winner | Best Over All Biltmore Rose Trials
‘Miracle On The Hudson’ | Best Shrub| by Robery Neal Rippetoe @FrancisRoses Most Disease Resistant | Best Growth Habit | Overall Winner | Best Over All Biltmore Rose Trials

Before entering their roses into trials and competition, breeders work on their creations for four or five years prior. Roses to be judged this year are from Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, the UK and the U.S.

'Tequila Supreme' | Best Floribunda | Meilland | Star Roses and Plants
‘Tequila Supreme’ | Best Floribunda | Meilland | Star Roses and Plants

The trials are a valuable way for the home gardener to learn what roses do well and what may be potential candidates for their own gardens. Trials of this type are open to rose breeders around the world – from professional to beginner. New rose varieties will be planted for trial each May. They are evaluated for overall health and rigor; fragrance; disease resistance; and ability to repeat bloom.

'Francis Meilland' | Best Hybrid Tea | Meilland | Star Roses and Plants
‘Francis Meilland’ | Best Hybrid Tea | Meilland | Star Roses and Plants

Guests visiting Biltmore’s gardens may view the roses currently on trial in borders in the Walled Garden and areas near the Rose Garden. Peak blooming time in Biltmore’s rose garden occurs typically in mid-May and September.”

'Sweet Drift' | Best Ground Cover | Meilland | Star Roses and Plants
‘Sweet Drift’ | Best Ground Cover | Meilland | Star Roses and Plants

Thank-you Paul Zimmerman on twitter @PZimmermanRoses Lucas Jack, Parker Andes and LeeAnn Donnelly  and all the gracious folks who were the epitome of Southern hospitality at The Biltmore on Twitter @BiltmoreEstate for inviting us to judge this spectacular affair. Check out @VisitNC on Twitter

'Pookah' Polyantha and 'Bejazzo' Climber Winners of Biltmore Rose Trials
‘Pookah’ and ‘Bejazzo’ Winners of #BiltmoreRoseTrials

The Biltmore Rose Trials 2014 Results

  • ‘Honorine de Brabant’ | Best Established Roses

  • ‘Bejazzo’ | Best Climber | Kordes

  • ‘Tequila Supreme’ | Best Floribunda | Meilland | Star Roses and Plants

  • ‘Sweet Drift’ | Best Ground Cover | Meilland | Star Roses and Plants

  • ‘Francis Meilland’ | Best Hybrid Tea | Meilland | Star Roses and Plants

  • ‘Miracle On The Hudson’ | Best Shrub Robert Neal Rippetoe | @FrancisRoses

  • ‘Pookah’ |Best Open Group | Polyantha | by the Late and Beloved James Delahanty

  • ‘Munstead Wood’ Most Fragrant David Austin Roses

  • ‘Miracle On The Hudson’ | Most Disease Resistant | Best Growth Habit | Best Overall Winner @Francis Roses

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2014 Biltmore Rose Trials.

Susan Fox and Paul Zimmerman at The Biltmore Rose Trials Asheville NC
Susan Fox and Paul Zimmerman at The Biltmore Rose Trials Asheville NC

 

Bouquet of 'Honorine de Brabant' Best Establish Rose, A Bourban
Bouquet of ‘Honorine de Brabant’ Best Establish Rose, A Bourbon Rose