A new rose will mark the centenary of the Women’s Institute (WI) this year.
Called ‘Inspiration’ it is a hybrid tea with large blooms of bright salmon-orange and pale-yellow on the reverse of the petals.
Cheshire breeder Gareth Fryer said: “It was offered exclusively to WI members in 2014 so they could plant it in order to see it in flower this centenary year.”
An obvious name for the rose, ‘Jam and Jerusalem,’ couldn’t be used.
Gareth called a floribunda by that name in 2008 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Cheshire branch of the WI.
“It is still widely available from growers and garden centres,” he said.
The WI centenary rose costs £9.95p (plus p&p) for autumn delivery.