HAPPY ANNIVERSARY – Modern Hybrid Tea Rose with the most unusual colourings of red mushed with apricot – a stand-along colour in the rose garden

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A sport of ‘Kardinal’ discovered by Graeme Catt and released in 2000 this lovely rose is the most appropriate gift on the occasion of a wedding anniversary and will continue to remind the recipient of their special day by producing the most amazing number of blooms that are neither red nor orange but a blend of both with some apricot thrown in just to give a subtle loveliness to what might otherwise be a harsh colour.

Happy Anniversary, like the parent sport, ‘Kardinal’ produces the most perfect Hybrid Tea shaped blooms with such enormous consistency and continuity – every bloom is perfect for the vase and once in the vase, will last and last.

The bush is very healthy with strong leathery, dark green foliage and the bush will grow to around 1.2 metres – you cannot resist picking the flowers for a vase!

  • Delightfully named rose for anniversary gift
  • Stunning colour of red/orange – not harsh
  • Blooms of magnificent HT form
  • Prolific, healthy and free flowering


The generally sunny, dry and hot conditions of the Australian garden are particularly well suited to planting roses and roses flourish in our gardens when you take measures to provide the following:

WATER – Roses are very deep rooted plants and require one good, deep soaking at least every 10 days in hot and dry conditions.

FEED – Because roses flower throughout all but the Winter season, they should be regularly fertilized with quality (preferably organic) fertilizer which contains a balance of major nutrients (NPK) and trace elements. The fertilizer should be applied at least once a month – small amount often – with fortnightly applications of liquid seaweed over the foliage.

PRUNE – During Winter, 70% of the rose plant should be pruned and all old wood removed back to the crown and the bush pruned to shape.
During the flowering seasons, 25% of all flowering stems should be cut back after flowering to encourage strong re-growth.

MULCH – Particular attention to application of lucerne or pea straw directly around the root-zone of each rose will enhance the overall health of the rose and then the whole bed should be mulched to 75mm with any other mulch medium available.

6 Replies to “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY – Modern Hybrid Tea Rose with the most unusual colourings of red mushed with apricot – a stand-along colour in the rose garden”

  1. Could you give me the name of a retailer near Balwyn Victoria. Or do you deliver to Forest Hill area in Melbourne . If so, could you give me the cost involved including delivery.

    1. Hello Maureen … thank you for your enquiry. Please call me at the Rose Farm today 5787 1123 and I can organise to post TODAY … Easter fast approaching and we don’t want packs in the post!!! Check out giftroses.com.au or rosesalesonline.com.au where you can purchase online if that works better for you. talk soon … Diana

  2. Hi I live in qld and do have a lovely display of floribunda roses. after just having our 40th wedding anniversary been thinking of the ‘”anniversary “” rose are we able to buy at this time of the year and how much would it be. Thanks Linda

  3. I have a swanes happy anniversary rose I planted it in Jyly with some other roses they are all growing well but my anniversary rose is still green but is taking a long time to grow any leaves or flowers what can I do to help it along

    1. Lift the rose out of the garden bed, into a pot and nurture it until it starts to shoot/form roots. Meantime, correct the soil at the planting hole – might need a bit more moisture/seaweed solution to get the soil right – replant the rose when it’s happy! Cheers – Diana

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