Over the coming months, we’ll be profiling some of the newer roses coming onto the market in winter 2019 and this month’s rose is one named for a good cause.
‘Feeling Better’ has been bred by Rob Somerfield and is a follow up to his successful ‘Looking Good’, both of which have been named for the Look Good, Feel Better Foundation to highlight their fantastic work done with post-cancer treatment.
The blooms are soft cream with a thin raspberry edge, aging to pink and are produced in clusters on a compact, medium growing plant with exceptional health. Only lightly scented but otherwise a great new addition to any garden. Winner of a Certificate of Merit at the NZRS Rose Trials in Palmerston North 2013.
Available in winter 2019 from resellers of Glenavon Roses.
By Hayden Foulds
Hayden also serves as Deputy Chairman of the World Federation of Rose Societies Rose Trials Committee amongst other rose endeavours.