>"Hot Princess" – Hybrid Tea Rose


My wife first fell in love with this rose a few years ago at the Birmingham Rose Show. There it sat, in the Court of Honor and she was overcome by its beauty. I thought, this rose does have potential. Little did I know that is was one of the finest exhibition roses of our day…..
It took me a year or so to acquire this rose. They are not readily available.
We finally found them at K and M Roses, Bukatunna, MS. After a brief correspondence, they agreed to bring our selections to Atlanta to the ARS fall Nationals and I could pick them up there, thus saving the shipping costs. We purchased 4 roses:
  • Hot Princess -1
  • Marilyn Wellan – 2
  • Louise Estes – 1
They have a wonderful selection of exhibition roses and many other garden varieties. The owners, Mr. & Mrs. Mills are some of the nicest folks around. You should check them out…..
I am sure all will agree, this rose has a spectacular form. It being so late in the year, I hate to cut blooms, as I try to allow the roses to slow down and go dormant, but I could not resist cutting one bloom and bringing it inside for my sweetie!

I was unable to find the parentage of this rose. If anyone knows, please advise.

About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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4 Responses to >"Hot Princess" – Hybrid Tea Rose

  1. matron says:

    >This really is a magnificent rose and the colour is beautiful,no wonder your wife fell in love with it,I have as well.Have a good weekend,Carolyn.


  2. Kate says:

    >Certainly worth the effort! That is a stunning color. 🙂 I need one…


  3. Will says:

    >Hard to believe it is really that color! Beautiful. Happy WW!


  4. The Diva has great taste is roses! So pretty. Reminds me a little bit of Prima Donna which I grew years ago and was a great cut rose.


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