Harkness Roses are exhibiting in the Floral Marquee at The Chelsea Flower Show again this year. In addition to a stunning display of demonstration rose beds and cut flowers they are launching four new roses. All the flowers will be home grown from their nursery in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
The Caroline Victoria rose has been created to honour the memory of Caroline Victoria Coldicutt who died tragically at the age of just 17. Caroline, whose passion was fine art and painting, was particularly talented at depicting tranquil landscapes. She won regional art awards for her landscape scenes and her work has been shown in exhibitions and galleries in California, London and Paris. Caroline’s love of the nuance and serenity of landscapes and colours is elegantly reflected in the subtle beauty of the Caroline Victoria rose.
The Caroline Victoria rose will raise funds for The Royal Theatrical Fund. At first encounter, this light, creamy rose evokes effortless serenity and grace. Few sights in the garden are more conducive of reflection than a perfect, elegant ivory-white rose on a quiet, still day.
Caroline Victoria should be planted in fertile soil in a sunny position with access to moisture. The rose can be bought after Chelsea from Harkness roses at www.roses.co.uk (0845 331 3143). Rose care information is available through.