The Waiheke rose is a very unique and beautiful rose. It is a Grandiflora rose that is sometimes classified as a Hybrid Tea.
The blooms are shades of pink with a hint of orange/coral and a tint of white shading. As you can see from the photo, the petals have an unusual wavy shape to them.
It mostly produces single blooms, but can sometimes produce them in small clusters of 5-9.
Hybridizer Sam McGredy (New Zealand) 1987
Blooms Pink with hints of orange/coral tones
Fragrance Fragrant- Spicy
Foliage Glossy, dark green leaves
Growth Habits Upright growing
Hardy Zones hardy in zones 5-10
The outside petals reflex back on the medium to large size double blooms, showing the white reverse on the pinkish/coral petals.
This is a healthy growing rose that is quick to repeat blooms.
The lovely blooms have long stems for cutting, and make great flowers for the vase.
The blooms are heat tolerant, and seem to last very well.
Note; I planted this rose early this spring, and although it seemed slow to start; I must say that I am thrilled at the beautiful flowers, and overall health of this bush.
It has a very nice fragrance, and makes a nice rose for cutting.
Since this is the first year, I'm not sure about the hardiness, but at this point, I would highly recommend Waiheke!