Grower creates rose to celebrate hotel anniversary

A leading rose grower has unveiled its latest creation to celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of the world's most famous hotels.

The 'Grosvenor House Rose', a scented shrub plant with primrose-yellow petals that grows to about 1.2m high, has been developed over several years.

Peter Beales Roses is anticipating autumn delivery, said marketing director Amanda Beales. The rose, which will cost around £15, was bred by the late highly acclaimed amateur rose breeder Colin Horner, a former president of the Royal National Rose Society.

The plant will be officially launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May.


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