This month we feature a rose from the new category of Decorator Roses which are available in New Zealand for the first time.
‘Sweetspot® Calypso’ is an eye catching rose with masses of single blooms of pinkish red and yellow with a pink/red spot in the centre of each petal. The blooms have a moderate scent and are produced freely from mid spring until late autumn. A compact growing plant to 60cm x 60cm with dark green foliage, it is ideal for growing in gardens as well as pots and containers. To perform at its best, it does require a regular spray program.
Bred by Illsink of Holland, this novel introduction is a great new rose to decorate your garden.
Photos courtesy Anthony Tesselaar Plants
By Hayden Foulds
Hayden also serves as Deputy Chairman of the World Federation of Rose Societies Rose Trials Committee amongst other rose endeavours.