FIREFIGHTER ... This glorious rose with tall single stems of the most highly fragrant dark red stems will be a joy to all rose gardeners. The men will rush out to buy it because it has so very few thorns and tell us in the nursery that they just love the red roses … we know it’s all about the lack of thorns even though we also know that men prefer their garden roses to be red!
Bred in 1999 according to the Roseraie Tete d'Or in Lyon. This rose was named for the firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. "Remember Me" Rose Gardens built three rose gardens near where the planes crashed that day and each garden will have one rose bush for each victim of that memorial occasion ... nearly 3000 roses in each garden. WOW!
For us here in Australia, the FIREFIGHTER rose will be purchased to commemorate the wonderful work our firefighters do here to protect us and as it states on the plant label: “This rose is so named as to remember those men and women who risk their lives daily to protect ours”.
Quirky interesting fact: This rose was planned for release in the Winter of 2009 AFTER the Black Saturday fires and is quite separate to the CFA FIRESTAR series of roses which commenced release in 2010!
- Highly fragrant, very dark red rose
- Very suited to floral art because few thorns on picking stems
- Commemorative rose for Firefighters across Australia