Belinda's Dream Shrub Rose

A Texas beauty with raspberry scent and up to 100 petals!
2-Quart
Item # 32516
$24.95
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The romantic, arching habit of grandmother's cottage garden roses, plus modern vigor!

You owe it to your gardening forebears to take a look at this charming rose. Bred by a mathematics professor who spent his life trying to knock out blackspot in the roses he bred (with a good bit of success, we might add!), 'Belinda's Dream' is a lavish, over-the-top fragrant beauty of soft pink with an old-fashioned habit, petal-packed hybrid tea bloom form, and disease-resistant foliage that stands up to the worst summer heat and humidity.

The reason we say that 'Belinda's Dream' hearkens back to gardeners of the past is that its seed parent is the 1899 introduction 'Jersey Beauty.' This was an R. wichuriana cultivar, a true rambling rose of the kind you used to see lolling over garden gates and threading through wooden fences. Dr. Robert Basye, the Texas A&M professor who bred 'Belinda's Dream,' realized that the disease-resistant foliage of the old ramblers was ideal for eliminating blackspot and other foliage problems in hybrid teas. So he took as the pollen parent 'Tiffany,' the classic 1954 hybrid tea from Lindquist. The result is truly the best of both: huge, fragrant, colorful blooms, a lush habit, and ultra-healthy foliage that stands up to summer thunderstorms and punishing heat alike!

Enjoy these glorious 4-inch blooms of softest pink, redolent of raspberries and so jammed with petals you'll want to call them triple-flowered instead of merely double! The hybrid tea form is perfect, from the ovoid bud to the high-centered flower form to the gently recurved petal tips. They last a long time in garden or vase, and they keep coming in flushes all summer on 'Belinda's Dream.'

The glossy, dark green foliage of this shrub makes the soft pink color pop dramatically, and even when the plant isn't in bloom, it looks good. Dense, healthy, and attractive, the folaige clothes this 5-foot-high, 5-foot-wide shrub right down to the ground from spring through fall. The shrub has a somewhat loose habit, amendable to being grown over a low wall, spilling over rocks, or remaining upright and true. Hard to find but very highly prized, 'Belinda's Dream' has been charming gardeners since 1988. Consider it for your landscape this season!

Genus Rosa
Variety Belinda's Dream
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 6 - 9
PlantHeight 5 ft
PlantWidth 5 ft
BloomSize 4 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Fruity, Moderate
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Hedge, Landscapes, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Belindas Dream Shrub RoseBelinda's Dream Shrub Rose
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Belinda' Dream Rose: Magnificent!
Luciana Whipple from TX wrote (April 30, 2014):
Year after year never fails to bloom; fragrant, delicate, magnificent!
Tough and Beautiful
Darby from FL wrote (September 23, 2013):
I was introduced to this rose by a fellow gardener who knows I hate to spray. Even in Florida's humidity, this rose holds up, getting bigger and better each year. It's beautiful pink blooms look like something your grandmother or great grandmother would have had, and the light scent is delightful and not cloying. I have yet to spray for black spot - the curse of the South - yet. Allow plenty of room - it will grow.

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