New Rose In My Garden – ‘Memphis King’

Heirlooms Roses recently had a sale on its miniature and miniflora roses, and I just happened to be on their site one day and well I ordered this beauty. I have seen it on the show tables at our rose show as well as at the ARS Fall Nationals in Atlanta a few years back and thought is was a wonderful looking rose.

This dark red miniflora is known for its beautiful form and color and was hybridized by famed hybridizer Walt Wells. It arrived a very small ‘plug’ of a plant and was placed in a pot for it to gain some size before introducing it to the garden beds.

June is National Rose Month. Why not select a new rose for your garden this month? Mini and Miniflora roses are fun and easy to grow!

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 and on his popular website;, 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 New Rose In My Garden – ‘Memphis King’

  1. elenawill says:

    What a healthy young plant. It looks great now and will get better as as it matures. Good choice!


  2. Masha says:

    It does seem to have good color and form. Good purchase.


  3. Lona says:

    I really like your new rose Chris. What a lovely little bloom. I like the form of the petals in the blooms.


  4. Clif Godfrey says:

    It’s Whit Wells and his website is


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