411.4 #538 (DL Qual #1389

Mar 20, 2012 4:40 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
From DL blog: The first day of spring is the perfect time to tell the story of the Disneyland Rose. The search for a rose unique and beautiful enough to be named for Disneyland park began in 2001. Karen Hedges, of the Disneyland Resort Horticulture team, conducted the search herself. “I visited rose field trials looking at hundreds, if not thousands, of floribunda roses, as I’ve found this type of rose to be excellent for landscape use,” Karen recalls. “It was important that the flower color was unique and the shrub itself was from disease-resistant parent stock.” Eventually, she discovered a shrub with bright, multi-colored petals. “The huge clusters of flowers with petals ranging from apricot-orange to pink seemed a perfect choice,” Karen said, adding that the flower had a delicate spice fragrance. “This particular rose had impeccable lineage and would stand the test of time.” For nearly nine years, the Disneyland Rose has been gracing the entrance to Disneyland park near the Main Gate turnstiles, as well as several other areas in the park. Spring is here, so be on the lookout for this unique and beautiful bloom on your next visit!

I love that the horticulture lady's name is Karen Hedges. - tuesday737  1283.4 #134 5:59PM
Ha! Good catch :o) - HadMatter  471.7 #454 6:01PM
I know! :) - MoonWillow  381.3 #589 6:29PM
The Disney Rose is gorgeous! I bought one a few years ago (at Home Depot) and it is very hardy! It blooms several times a year and each time is as strong as the first. - Gia  802.0 #231 7:52PM
Awesome Gia! Thank you for the info. I am getting one this year for sure. - VeloMouseGirl  549.8 #371 7:56PM
I know! I saw your old post. Is it really a Disney rose?!! It actually says "Disney"?!! - Elaine  411.4 #538 9:17PM
The tag says "Official Rose of Disneyland"....if I remember correctly! I'm not at home. - Gia  802.0 #231 11:39PM
Mind Blown! - ATankNamedFrank  317.8 #812 5:06PM
never knew this! Thanks! - Polkadobo  384.7 #583 5:06PM
Love these roses!  Always admire their beauty and elegance.  Thank you for posting :) - Willierose  2348.6 #67 5:07PM
I love roses and will absolutely be looking for them on my next visit- thanks for sharing this great story! - MoonWillow  381.3 #589 6:29PM
Thanks for the info and the picture. The rose is just beautiful! I love Disneyland flowers. - thumpur  298.0 #931 7:21PM
Thank you. :) - VeloMouseGirl  549.8 #371 7:26PM
It's beautiful! There is a MWer with a Disneyland rose bush in her yard! She said she purchased it at a local nursery. I want one! Little bit of Disneyland in your front yard! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #148 7:29PM
I was just going to ask if you could buy them....thank you. Question answered. :) - VeloMouseGirl  549.8 #371 7:32PM
Someone have me one of these rosebushes when my dad passed away; the blooms are beautiful. - Duchess73  340.9 #702 7:41PM
They're beautiful and very photogenic! I recognize them from NOS...along the walkway near the waterfront. - DisneyPhotoFan  920.2 #199 7:37PM
My daughter's favorite color of rose has always been corally-orangish. :) I told her even her rose color was Disneyland. :) Beautiful! - PeachKay  311.1 #846 7:46PM
Thanks Elaine!! - Stumickey  292.0 #963 9:20PM
Aww, now I love my name even more. Thanks for the awesome story. Pricing for this flower is going to go up now from the jump in demand. - DisneyRose  247.7 #1384 9:29PM
Thanks for the great post! - PrincessLeia  312.6 #836 9:38PM
I have one of these rose bushes! - shodge12  313.8 #828 10:19PM
💛💙💜🌹🌹- - Plumiegirl  10135.2 #8 10:33PM
Thanks for sharing that info!  I love roses and will definitely be on the lookout for one for my garden :)
- AbbyDLfriend  233.2 #1565 10:43PM
I love roses and the Disneyland rose is obviously one of my favorites. I have a Disneyland rose bush in my yard. You can get them at most nurseries. - lizsig  124.2 #3142 11:19PM
FYI...it is put out by Jackson and Perkins - lizsig  124.2 #3142 11:23PM
My parents have this in their backyard. I love it. So beautiful! - SassyKittyMeow  448.2 #491 11:48PM
Beautiful ! - Sandy  245.8 #1403 12:28AM

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