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A newly bred rose is exciting!

Here it is – ‘Angelface’ or ‘Engelsgesicht’ in German.

I’d like to tell you the story about this beautiful rose and how it got its name.

In Germany, as you may know, there is a well-estabished and highly reputable rose-breeding and growing Company run by the Kordes family. It was actually founded back in 1887 by Wilhelm Kordes 1, and it’s still well-known world-wide.

They actually bred a very famous and well-loved rose – ‘Iceberg’. Any rose from Kordes will have an excellent ‘pedigree’.

What about the beauty in my photo? Well, Kordes bred that one and it was launched about three years ago – but it had no name!

A friend of the prospective distributor (in Germany) was asked to trial the anonymous rose, and was delighted to find what a good one it was – disease resistant, free-flowering, scented and suitable for containers as well as in the border.

She asked a group of friends for suggestions for a name – and one of them came up with ‘Angelface’, which was chosen, and the new rose was officially registered as ‘Engelsgesicht’ in Germany. Much to the winner’s delight, she was given a rose bush as a prize and I know she cherishes it.

Why am I telling you all this? Well – sadly, Kordes is going to target the USA market with the rose, not us over here, so it won’t be on sale at Garden Centres in the UK.

However, the distributor has agreed to send some roses over here! As you can imagine, most of them have been ‘snapped up’ already. Three GoYers are lucky enough to be getting one, including me, but I know that there are a few still available.

We shall be a select group, as I understand that only 20 will be sent.

If you’re interested in having an ‘Angelface’ for yourself, please let me know, and I’ll be able to pass on your details.

I’m excited about the prospect of growing this beautiful rose – maybe some of you will be, too!

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well done Spritz-- will look forwards to seeing yours in flower

7 Nov, 2011

 

Its stunning B! Well done for getting one. I don't think I have room....let someone else have the pleasure! :))

7 Nov, 2011

 

How exciting . . . it's a beautiful rose Spritz.

7 Nov, 2011

 

Yes, it is, and I do hope a few other GOYers will be able to find space for one! We'd be able to compare notes....:-)))

7 Nov, 2011

 

Such a lovely rose.

7 Nov, 2011

 

Yes, and its name suits it, doesn't it. :-)

7 Nov, 2011

 

I would be interested Spritz, have just the place, a new flower bed finished today? was looking for a rose online, perhaps I am too late though?

7 Nov, 2011

 

No, that's fine, Dd. I checked this morning. I'll contact her and add your name to the list! :-))

8 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks very much Spritz, as you say it would be very exciting to trial a new plant...

8 Nov, 2011

 

You are correct Spritz, the name suits it perfectly. This rose will make some gardeners VERY HAPPY!

I was tempted, but just don't have the space, so will give it a miss.

8 Nov, 2011

 

I'm too high for roses the northeasterlys rock everything except the climbers whose roots are under the block paving.....
sounds as if they're in good hand though...x

8 Nov, 2011

 

Pity, Pam, but if it helps, the Kordes roses are all bred for NW German temperatures and conditions. Don't forget that 'Angelface' can be grown in a container, as well. Tempted? ;-)

8 Nov, 2011

 

beautifull rose barbara and lucky you to get one, will be a good one to show off at your open days, :o))

8 Nov, 2011

 

If it's in flower by then, yes, it certainly will. :-)

9 Nov, 2011

 

ooooooooooooo its gawjuss ................. i love it , maybe you can do cuttings wen its established !! ..
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9 Nov, 2011

 

Why don't you order one, Cristina? I know there's a couple left. ;-)

I won't be allowed to take cuttings - it's a condition of sending them over from Germany.

10 Nov, 2011

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