See the July 2007 HMF eZine, Nicole or Hannah Gordon?Nicole
and Hannah Gordon
are sister seedlings that have been confused in commerce in the USA for more than 20 years. Hannah Gordon
is a tall, vigorous grower of 6 feet or more, about 20 petals, and a bright cherry pink edge, while Nicole
is a modest plant of 30 to 36 inches, cream blooms with a softer pink edge and at least 35 petals. Hannah Gordon
is known in New Zealand as Raspberry Ice. Tabris
is a name given to Hannah Gordon
by one seller in the Netherlands.
To confuse matters further, Glenda Marie,
a third rose that is a sport of Hannah Gordon
that was registered in 1999, has been sold as Nicole
by Edmunds. Glenda Marie
has shrimp pink blooms but is otherwise a tall, vigorous grower like Hannah Gordon.Raspberry Ice
was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.