The rose will be formally launched on the garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Monday 23 May.
The Modern Slavery Rose is intrinsically linked with the meaning and message of the garden, which is ultimately a celebration of the British Parliament passing the Modern Slavery Act which became law on March 26th 2015. The garden looks forward, to a day when there are no slaves.
The Modern Slavery Rose is part of the Floribunda group of roses, and is a reddish-orange with a hint of yellow. The size of bloom is 9.5cm and made up of 21 petals. The height varies from 75-85cm, and the width 85-100cm. The rose will thrive in most weather conditions, and primarily flowers between June and late October.
The rose will be available from March (ready to dispatch in November), with initial availability 90 plants priced at £10 each plus P&P.