Soap fans will be able to grow roses that are right up their street next year.
Three patio roses will be launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ITV1’s hit soap Coronation Street.
‘The Rita Sullivan Rose,’ ‘The Jack Duckworth Rose’ and ‘The Hilda Ogden Rose’ came about following a deal between John Woods Nurseries and ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
The Corrie blooms will be launched to gardeners in July through Mattocks Roses. Plant development manager Gavin Shaw said Corrie draws 10 million viewers per episode.
“The Coronation Street patio rose collection was selected to appeal to as many people as possible. They are easy to grow in any garden,” Gavin said.
“We believe they will make excellent gifts for lovers of Corrie,” he added.
‘The Hilda Ogden Rose’ features clusters of pink flowers from June to October while ‘The Jack Duckworth Rose’ boasts clusters of golden and coral tinted blooms from July.
‘The Rita Sullivan Rose’ is noted for its red flowers from June to October. All three plants, which spent 10 years being developed, are said to be repeat-flowering, disease-resistant, compact and excellent for pots.
The roses are due to be available at garden centres nationwide in July 2011, priced at £12.99 each.