Tesselaar Plants Introduces SweetSpot™ Roses - The Decorator Rose™

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Bright colors and contrasting centers offer fun and fashion in the garden.

Sweet Spot Decorator Peach is lovely with it’s deep center amd lush blooms.

'We call them ‘decorator roses’ because of their bold, bright mix of colors – seen everywhere in fashion right now,' says Anthony Tesselaar, cofounder and president of Tesselaar Plants. 'They are so unique, so distinct – you can use them anywhere.'

Tesselaar Plants today announced the introduction of a brand new line of “decorator roses” – the Sweet Spottm series. Designed to offer a kaleidoscope of colors throughout their bloom life, Sweet Spot roses create a distinct statement in any garden or patio.

The compact shrub roses come in four bloom colors, each punctuated in the center by a deep, saturated hue: Calypso (pinkish red and yellow with red/pink center), Peach (soft peach with red/pink center), Ruby (ruby pink with red/pink center) and Yellow (golden yellow with orange/red center).

The Sweet Spot line will be launched for retail sales in 2014. New and exciting color selections will be added to the palette.

“We call them ‘decorator roses’ because of their bold, bright mix of colors – seen everywhere in fashion right now,” says Anthony Tesselaar, cofounder and president of Tesselaar Plants. “They are so unique, so distinct – you can use them to, in fact, decorate your garden, patio and containers.”

The product of over 20 years of breeding at Interplant Roses in the Netherlands, Sweet Spot roses were carefully bred to capture a distinct flower appearance with a multitude of contrasting color combinations that continuously change as the flowers age. Topping out between 16 and 24 inches high and 16 to 20 inches wide (depending on the color), each plant is a prolific bloomer with flowers forming continuously during the flowering season (spring to fall). In addition, the color variations within each bloom add the perfect touch of vibrant color in any garden, patio or container.

“The variable colors perfectly contrast and compliment glazed or colored containers,” says Tesselaar. “And the plant offers blankets of repeat, nonstop blooms that lend season-long color in mass plantings or anywhere else you use them.”

Hardy to Zone 5, Sweet Spot has been tested nationally over many years for overall plant strength, hardiness and its ability to offer continued lush bloom cycles. The plant gets its name “Sweet Spot” from the beautiful saturated hue in the center of the blossom and the fact that its compact habit is suitable for “just that right spot” in gardens and patios.

The new line is being introduced just in time to capitalize on the growing trend of homeowners creating larger outdoor living spaces and is perfect for homeowners who may be new to gardening but want to decorate their outdoor living spaces with splashes of vibrant color.

“We like to think of all four Sweet Spot colors are similar to an artists’ palette or interior designer’s color swatch book but now for gardeners,” says Tesselaar. “All four colors can certainly be used in the same space, since they were chosen to complement one another to make a stylish statement in the garden.”

Plant Profiles:

Sweet Spot™ Calypso
Botanical name/cultivar: Rosa L. hybrid var. ‘IntRos01’
Parentage: Cross between two unnamed Rosa L. hybrid seedlings at Interplant Roses
Growth habit: Compact shrub
Plant size: 24” H x 20” W
Flowering period: Long (mid-spring to late summer/early fall)
Fragrance: None
Foliage: Dark green leaves; young shoots are red
Bud color: Pink
Flower color: Pinkish/red and yellow, with a red/pink spot in the center

Sweet Spot™ Ruby
Botanical name/cultivar: Rosa L. hybrid var. ‘IntRos03’
Parentage: Cross between Rosa L. hybrid seedlings (unnamed seed parent and pollen parent Eridu Babylon), at Interplant Roses
Growth habit: Compact spreading
Plant size: 20” H x 20” W
Flowering period: Long (mid-spring to late summer/early fall)
Fragrance: None
Foliage: Medium green leaves
Bud color: Pink
Flower color: Ruby pink, with a red/pink spot in the center

Sweet Spot™ Peach
Botanical name/cultivar: Rosa L. hybrid var. ‘IntRos02’
Parentage: Cross between two unnamed Rosa L. hybrid seedlings, at Interplant Roses
Growth habit: Compact shrub
Plant size: 20” H x 20” W
Flowering period: Long (early spring to late summer /early fall (Peach is an early bloomer compared to the other varieties)
Fragrance: None
Foliage: Dark green semi-glossy leaves
Bud color: Peach
Flower color: Soft peach, with a red/pink spot in the center

Sweet Spot™ Yellow
Botanical name/cultivar: Rosa L. hybrid var. ‘IntRos04’
Parentage: Cross between 2 Rosa L. hybrid seedlings (seed parent Strabo Babylon and pollen parent Eridu Babylon), at Interplant Roses
Growth habit: Compact spreading
Plant size: 16” H x 16” W
Flowering period: Long (mid-spring to summer/early fall)
Fragrance: None
Foliage: Dark green leaves with light green shoots
Bud color: Red and yellow
Flower color: Golden yellow, with a red/orange spot in the center

Sweet Spot Rose images on Flickr

Sweet Spot Plant Profiles

About Tesselaar
Tesselaar Plants searches the world and introduces new plants for the home garden, landscape, home décor and gift markets. Tesselaar undertakes extensive research and development of its varieties and, once they’re selected for introduction, provides marketing and promotional support through its grower and retail network. The Tesselaar philosophy is to introduce exceptional plants while “making gardening easy” for everyone, so it makes its products as widely available as possible. Tesselaar believes the more gardeners there are, the better it is for everyone. Visit our http://www.tesselaar.com or our newsroom for more information.

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laurie(at)riedmancomm(dot)com
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