Rose of the Month – My Best Mate

This month we feature a new release for winter 2020 that would make a great gift for your best mate.

‘My Best Mate’ has clusters of rich red blooms set against glossy green foliage. An easy to grow rose that will reward even the most novice gardener with lots of blooms and great disease tolerance. No scent.

Bred by Bob Matthews of Matthews Nurseries Ltd, Wanganui, this is the latest addition to the My Rose Collection. Available from resellers of Matthews Roses or online from

Photo courtesy Samantha Matthews/Matthews Nurseries Ltd

By Hayden Foulds

Hayden also serves as Deputy Chairman of the World Federation of Rose Societies Rose Trials Committee amongst other rose endeavours. 

Read more from Hayden here.