'First Love' rose References
Website/Catalog (18 Feb 2015)
Gallipoli Centenary Rose (Kortutu) - This stunning rose has been carefully selected to commemorate one of the most significant moments in Australia’s history, the Gallipoli Centenary in 2015. It is bred by world renowned rose breeders, Kordes of Germany and has the exceptional health and disease tolerance that they are famous for. The dense bush grows to around 1.2m tall. The large, elegant, deep red blooms, produced adoringly in clusters or singly, show why this rose has been awarded gold overseas, along with 'Best Shrub' and 'Bronze Medal' here at the National Rose Trial Garden in Australia.
Website/Catalog (25 Apr 2014)
Bed No. 11
Award: Bronze Medal
Trophies: The Gerald Meylan Trophy for the best shrub rose.
Category: Shrub Rose
Breeder: W. Kordes’ Son
Exhibitor: Treloar Roses Australia
Website/Catalog (20 Jan 2014)
Name: 'Archbishop Desmond Tutu'
ARS Approved Exhibition Name: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
S, mr, Kordes; bud pointed; flowers sparkling red, double, globular; recurrent; foliage glossy; loosely branched, neat proportions, medium growth