2015 Roses Press Release

New Year Brings New Roses to Reinvent the Garden Jackson & Perkins Rose Gloves

For over 140 years, Jackson and Perkins has kicked off the new year with the introduction of new and exclusive rose varieties! The 2015 gardening season is especially exciting, with the introduction of 4 sensational and stunning new roses. True Rosarians know that Jackson and Perkins has a limited supply of new varieties, so it is recommended to reserve your supply by the end of January. The new varieties are:

Daring Spirit™ flaunts some of the most stunning blooms you'll ever see. This gorgeous hybrid tea sets 5-inch spice-scented blossoms that display deep pink and cream stripes—no two are alike, so they bring unmatched beauty to bouquets as well as the garden. And the healthy foliage starts out a gorgeous shade of burgundy before turning a semi-glossy, dark green.

Obsession™ is the new "must-have" floribunda and Jackson & Perkins' 2015 Rose of the Year®. With its vibrantly red, lightly spice-scented blooms and 3½-foot-high by 3-foot-wide habit of dark green, glossy leaves, it's a gorgeous and all-around well-balanced plant. Everything about it is sure to delight, from its irresistible 4-inch flowers to its attractive, healthy foliage to its fantastic garden performance.

A wonderful white groundcover rose that provides loads of clean, crisp blooms, Wedding Dress™ covers its glossy, dark green foliage with beautifully formed 2½-inch blooms that provide a lovely spicy scent. The petals have just a touch of pink, which adds to the flowers' appeal. Reaching a mature size of 2½-feet high and 3-feet wide, this very prolific rose is an ideal choice for patio containers as well as the garden.

If luxurious fragrance is what you're looking for, your search is over! Each beautifully formed lavender blossom on 'Pure Posh' is awash with delectable perfume, and with their impressive size and long, sturdy stems, they're just perfect for cutting. This hybrid tea lives up to its name with its elegant blossoms that are a full 5 inches across, each one infused with rich fragrance and a shade of lavender that stands out in any setting.

All of these new roses are also available as tree roses, which are simply ones that have been grafted onto a straight, sturdy, central cane so they form a bushy ball of blooms. Excellent in containers, they create a striking silhouette and allow you to add a second story to your rose garden. Wedding Dress™ is especially stunning, because as a groundcover rose, it has a lovely "weeping" appearance that's unique and simply beautiful!

It's time to start planning your garden—make sure it includes some of Jackson & Perkins' new roses before it is too late.

Jackson & Perkins, founded in 1872, quickly became the world's foremost hybridizer of garden roses, a position it maintains today, with more award-winning rose introductions than any other company.

For more information, visit jacksonandperkins.com or contact us directly at our public relations department at 1-864-941-4521.

Happy gardening!