Robert Wharton said: "At the end of each despatch season, all our senior staff are asked to vote for the 10 top varieties which performed the best from field growing, lifting & grading through to potting, growing and despatch."
"Repeat flowering, plant health and special interest such as colour, growth habit and fragrance, are all key factors when selecting the very best."
Whartons grows 1.5 million garden roses in Norfolk and work with rose breeders by trialling and selecting varieties for release to the UK retailer.
For 2016 the chosen varieties are:
- Bella Rosa
- Bright as a Button
- Eye of the Tiger
- Precious Amber (below)
- Precious Gold
- Precious Love
- Queens Jubilee
- You’re Beautiful