Downton Abbey Fans Rejoice! Roses to be named for the popular TV series!

Anna's Promise Rose - Weeks Roses

Anna’s Promise Rose – Weeks Roses

Fans of the popular television series, Downton Abbey will rejoice to hear that Week’s Roses has signed an agreement to introduce a collection of roses named for the series. The first of this collection is ‘Anna’s Promise’ and is due for early release this fall with an official launch in 2015.  During my recent interview with Karen Kemp-Docksteader Sales & Marketing manager for Weeks, she described this rose as “a pink rose with a bronze reverse, an elegant sweet rose for a sweet character”.  You can listen to our EXCLUSIVE podcast interview with Karen on this rose and a awesome collection of new roses for 2014.  Click HERE to listen to the podcast.

Anna - Downton Abbey Photo Credit: NICK BRIGGS.

Anna – Downton Abbey
Photo Credit: NICK BRIGGS.

My friend Jeff Smith at S & W Greenhouse has a limited supply of these roses not due out till 2015. Be one of the first to grow this rose! Surely, the next rose in this collection with honor the Dowager…. Stay Tuned


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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9 Responses to Downton Abbey Fans Rejoice! Roses to be named for the popular TV series!

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  2. elenawill says:

    Wow-ee! Unbelievable! Unique rose.


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  4. cindy knoke says:

    they are gorgeous and I am a big fan of the show!


  5. Pamela Baker says:

    Definitely going to look for this Rose for my Garden!


  6. Exciting news, indeed, Chris. Anna’s Promise is so very beautiful … a must-have! P. x


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