The Legend

One glance at this beauty and you know you’ve found a classic. If I had space for only ONE Red Rose, Ingrid Bergman is my my ultimate choice.

Wikipedia: Rosa ‘Ingrid Bergman’ (syn. ‘POUlman’) is a red hybrid tea rose, bred by the Danish rose growers Pernille and Mogens Olesen and introduced by their company Poulsen Roser in 1984. It was named in honor of the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)

The cultivar was granted several awards, including the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society (1993), the Golden Rose of The Hague (1987) and gold medals at rose trials in Belfast (1985), Copenhagen (1986), and Madrid (1986), bearing witness to its good qualities its tolerance of different climates.

Finally, it was selected as “World Favourite Rose” in 2000 by the World Federation of Rose Societies and is listed in their Rose Hall of Fame.

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