Roses are great container plants, say Style Roses

Margaret and Chris Styles with one of their new varieties: Rosa Show Star. Photo: SG280613-115TW
Margaret and Chris Styles with one of their new varieties: Rosa Show Star. Photo: SG280613-115TW

Style Roses of Holbeach is launching two new roses at Hampton Court Flower Show this week.

Chris and Margaret Styles have appeared at every show since 2000, winning medals at each one to silver gilt standard.

This year they are showing their latest rose varieties: Rosa Perfect Pet, a deep apricot bloom with a suffused yellow centre, and the vibrant orange Rosa Show Star, with its unusual yellow reverse petal and golden yellow centre.

The couple’s display of specimen standard roses and rose bushes is intended to get across the message that roses are great container plants. Their roses will be planted in attractive containers and hanging baskets to demonstrate that, as well as being beautiful planted in that way, it is also a practical solution for gardens prone to frosts.

Chris and Margaret said: “They will give years of pleasure and, when planted into large containers, have the added advantage of being able to move them into a protected area, avoiding losses during periods of severe winter weather.

“At this show our beautiful weeping standards are normally at their best, giving highly attractive displays of cascading colour on long trailing growth. Along with a mixture of our many novel new and striped bush varieties, it will give the display the added wow factor and make visitors aware that roses are great in pots and will give months of flower each year.”