'Eye of the Tiger' rose

New Rosa persica variety 'Eye of the Tiger' is now available in quantities of three-litre plants from Whartons Roses.

Rose 'Eye of the Tiger' - image: Whartons Roses
Rose 'Eye of the Tiger' - image: Whartons Roses

Bred in Shropshire by Chris Warner, the rose features bright-yellow flowers and a large bright-red central "eye". It also has fragrance, continuity of flowering and disease resistance, and is suitable as a pot rose as well as for borders and beds.

The rose is the result of 30 years of breeding work by Warner to create this fourth-generation of persica. Other colours of persica-style varieties with contrasting "eyes" bred by Warner are 'Angel Eyes', 'Bright as a Button', 'For Your Eyes Only' and 'Smiling Eyes'. 'Eye of the Tiger' has received the Gold Standard Award.


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