All Posts   Posted:   June 1, 2015

For many years, Dennis 7 Dees has had the great pleasure in introducing a new rose to represent the Portland Rose Festival. Being that we are living in “the rose city”, it’s fitting to know that YES, you can grow roses here. When choosing the new Portland Rose Festival Rose, Dennis 7 Dees team up with the experts of the Royal Rosarians as well as the Portland Rose Society to make sure we are introducing the year’s best up and coming rose.  If you are new to growing roses, I urge you to start out with one of the past Rose festival Roses. I have consulted with my co- rose experts and have compiled a list of our favorite 3 past roses.

Pop the Cork

The most popular to be named is Good as Gold. Also known as Pop the Cork, this rose makes a statement. A large bouquet of deep golden-orange flowers sit on top of long stems. As the petals age, they pick up a kiss of red. Great disease resistance and a scent to die for makes this rose a winner.

Dream Come True

2008 brought us Dream Come True. This grandiflora has something for everyone. It’s large bi-color blooms of yellow and pink hold well as a cut flower. The upright vase growth habit and toughness will convince even the most demanding gardener that this rose will earn its keep.

Sugar Moon

2011 is still my favorite year thus far.  Sugar Moon, also known as Sweet Spotlight has large pure white flowers.  This long stemmed hybrid tea has great disease resistance, but hands down the best feature of this beauty is the scent. The strong citrus scent will knock your socks off. If you only have one rose in your garden- this should hands down be the one. You won’t regret it!

If you are searching for more options, try one of the other past Rose Festival Roses. You will be sure to find your next favorite.

2007- Falling in Love
2008- Dream Come True
2009- Chi-ching/ Oregon Celebration
2010- Colorific/ Summertime Souvenir
2011- Sugar Moon/ Sweet Spotlight
2012- Oh My! / Royal Rosarian
2013- Good as Gold/ Pop the Cork
2014- Iceburg/ Royal Scepter
2015- Velvet Majesty

2016- Parade Day

For many years, Dennis 7 Dees has had the great pleasure in introducing a new rose to represent the Portland Rose Festival. Being that we are living in “the rose city”, it’s fitting to know that YES, you can grow roses here. When choosing the new Portland Rose Festival Rose, Dennis 7 Dees team up with the experts of the Royal Rosarians as well as the Portland Rose Society to make sure we are introducing the year’s best up and coming rose.  If you are new to growing roses, I urge you to start out with one of the past Rose festival Roses. I have consulted with my co- rose experts and have compiled a list of our favorite 3 past roses.

Pop the Cork

The most popular to be named is Good as Gold. Also known as Pop the Cork, this rose makes a statement. A large bouquet of deep golden-orange flowers sit on top of long stems. As the petals age, they pick up a kiss of red. Great disease resistance and a scent to die for makes this rose a winner.

Dream Come True

2008 brought us Dream Come True. This grandiflora has something for everyone. It’s large bi-color blooms of yellow and pink hold well as a cut flower. The upright vase growth habit and toughness will convince even the most demanding gardener that this rose will earn its keep.

Sugar Moon

2011 is still my favorite year thus far.  Sugar Moon, also known as Sweet Spotlight has large pure white flowers.  This long stemmed hybrid tea has great disease resistance, but hands down the best feature of this beauty is the scent. The strong citrus scent will knock your socks off. If you only have one rose in your garden- this should hands down be the one. You won’t regret it!

If you are searching for more options, try one of the other past Rose Festival Roses. You will be sure to find your next favorite.

2007- Falling in Love
2008- Dream Come True
2009- Chi-ching/ Oregon Celebration
2010- Colorific/ Summertime Souvenir
2011- Sugar Moon/ Sweet Spotlight
2012- Oh My! / Royal Rosarian
2013- Good as Gold/ Pop the Cork
2014- Iceburg/ Royal Scepter
2015- Velvet Majesty

2016- Parade Day