A centre of attraction at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is always the rose pavilion. Every year the RHS announces the next year’s rose of the year. For 2014, the rose was ‘Lady Marmalade’ a vibrant tangerine floribunda and for 2015 ‘For your eyes only’, a stunning apricot/salmon single floribunda stole the show.
For 2016 we are back to a hybrid tea, and what a stunner they have chosen. This year ‘Sunny Sky’ (Koraruli) has taken the accolade.
Image courtesy of RHS
This hybrid tea rose produces large flowers with a slight fruity fragrance, its honey-yellow buds lighten to soft yellow. Repeat-flowering throughout the season, the flowers are complemented by highly disease-resistant foliage. It is an easy care choice for novice or experienced gardeners. Grows to a height and spread of 1m (3ft 3in) x 50cm (20in).
- Bred by W. Kordes of Germany. Introduced by Roses UK on behalf of the British Rose Trade