Tantau Roses wins top honours at Glasgow Rose Trials

German rose breeder Tantau Roses scooped the top award at the 20th City of Glasgow International Rose Trials last week.

Rose ‘Sweetie’ by Germany's Tantau Roses wins top award at Glasgow International Rose Trials - photo: Norman Robb
Rose ‘Sweetie’ by Germany's Tantau Roses wins top award at Glasgow International Rose Trials - photo: Norman Robb

Tantau won the Lord Provost Cup with Rosa ‘Sweetie’, a patio rose with pale pink blooms.

Almost 100 rose growers and enthusiasts from around the World attended the trials of 25 varieties submitted by 15 breeders. They awarded Rosa ‘Sweetie’ the highest number of points overall.

The event is held in Tolcross Park in Glasgow and organised by the City of Glasgow with input from the HTA Rose Growers Group.

The rose varieties have been trialled over a three year period and last week was their final assessment by a panel of international rose experts. They judge the varieties on plant health, beauty of flower, general effect and freedom of bloom.

The full lists of awards are:

GOLDEN PRIZE OF THE CITY OF GLASGOW
THE LORD PROVOST’S CUP

(For the Rose with the Highest Points)

Rose ‘Sweetie’ bred by Tantau Roses, Germany

GOLD MEDAL

Rose ‘Brownie Rose’ bred by Harkness Roses, England


SILVER MEDALS

Rose ‘Ghita’ bred by Poulsen Roses, Denmark

Rose ‘Raoul Follereau’ bred by Delbards Roses, France


TOLLCROSS FRAGRANCE PRIZE
(Judged by the Permanent Panel over two years)

Rose ‘Ghita’ bred by Poulsen Roser, Denmark


THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE
(The most popular rose variety selected by Members of the Public)

Rose ‘Brownie Rose’ bred by Harkness Roses, England


BEST ESTABLISHED ROSE AT THE CITY OF GLASGOW ROSE TRIALS
(Awarded by the Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow)

Rose ‘Paddy Stephens’ bred by McGredy Roses, New Zealand

CERTIFICATES OF MERIT
(Awarded to Runners Up in Overall Competition)

• Rose ‘MacMillan Nurse’ bred by Amanda Beale of Peter Beales
Roses, England

• Rose ‘Homage a Barbera’ bred by Delbards Roses, France

• Rose ‘Tea Clipper’ bred by David Austin Roses, England

• Rose ‘Song and Dance’ bred by Fryer’s Roses, England

• Rose ‘Royal Parks’ bred by Harkness Roses, England


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