Cut roses combining nostalgia with durability

Rosa Loves Me Just a Little Bit More - photo: Viking Roses

Rosa Loves Me Just a Little Bit More – photo: Viking Roses

“Beautiful roses reminiscent of the old fragrant roses of grandma’s garden or the roses painted in old paintings – the roses that we probably all dream of”, muses Danish rose breeding company Viking Roses. Now Rosa Esklund from Viking Roses says that she finally succeeded in combining this beauty with durability. At the German trade fair IPM 2016 (January 26-29) the company will introduce four varieties of the new Rosa Loves Me series. New Rosa Loves Me roses will be added to the line every year.
Alternative path in her rose breeding
In a press release Viking Roses explains how Rosa Esklund after many years of developing mini roses, took an alternative path in her rose breeding. “I loved the beautiful roses in the garden and set myself the challenge to give them the durability of my Infinity mini roses, to unite romance, nostalgia and fragrance into cut roses.
Now 10 years later, this goal has been reached and the first in the series Rosa Loves Me is launched, exclusively for selected producers and purchasers in the quality segment.”
Colombia and Kenya
“The varieties have not only been selected for their beauty and fragrance, but also because their healthiness contributes to the sustainability of their production in for instance Colombia and Kenya to delivery in such far away stores as in Scandinavia, emphasizes Viking Roses. “Europe and Japan import many cut roses, usually the classic red and pink varieties. But now, it is also possible to decorate the home with nostalgic roses, not only with exceptional vase-life, but also gorgeous in flower form and opening.”
Rosa Loves Me Sweet - photo: Viking Roses

Rosa Loves Me Sweet – photo: Viking Roses

Rosa Loves Me Two Times - photo: Viking Roses

Rosa Loves Me Two Times – photo: Viking Roses

Rosa Loves Me Tender - photo: Viking Roses

Rosa Loves Me Tender – photo: Viking Roses