MOTHER’S LOVE – Hybrid Tea Rose which is so perfectly appropriately named and ideal to gift on many occasions


Bred by Dee Bennett, USA, 1989 this wonderful rose graces many gardens as a remembrance rose and because of its extremely hardy nature and reliable repeat flowering, I never hesitate to recommend this rose as a gift to the least green-thumbed gardener – once in the ground this rose will perform and be a delightful reminder of the Mother for whom it was planted.

Mother’s Love has beautifully long pointed buds of the palest pink with slightly deeper pink centres which may fade in the very hot sun. It is a very feminine rose with graceful branches often producing a single rose but very often a cluster of blooms. The perfume is charming.

The bush is very reliable with very little disease issues and lovely glossy mid-green foliage and there are a good number of prickles! The flowers last well in the vase where the perfume can be truly enjoyed.

  • Delightful rose to gift as a remembrance of any Mother
  • Pale pink blooms which pale to almost white in hot sun
  • Lovely sweet fragrance
  • Glossy mid-green foliage on a reliable bush


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.

12 Replies to “MOTHER’S LOVE – Hybrid Tea Rose which is so perfectly appropriately named and ideal to gift on many occasions”

    1. this information should be readily available on the internet … I’m not too certain exactly when it was first released – it is probably listed under another name in Australia anyway ??? Hope this is helpful … cheers

  1. I was thoughtfully given a Mothers Rose after my mum’s death in August. Brown stem and brown branches which we potted in a large pot as per the instructions. It s in a full sun position and being watered regularly. I am not a gardener so unsure but it has not changed in appearance since that time – no green no real sign of life. Is this normal?

      1. I responded to this query via email directly – sorry you couldn’t see the answer so here’s what’s happening: Somebody has used GLYPHOSATE … either as ROUNDUP or ZERO or other brand of weedicide and drift has carried to the foliage of your roses. Usually, the rose will die but there are times when if its just a ‘sniff’ of GLYPHOSATE, you’ll see this whispy foliage appear and the flowers are distorted too … rather than try and recover the plant, I usually suggest you buy a new rose … cheers

  2. Where can I buy this rose
    Mum has just passed away and it was her wish to be scattered underneath this particular rose in my garden 😊

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