Arboretum Announces New Rose Name!

The winning name for the Arboretum's newest pink rose cultivar, previously known as "Rosa 66," its genus name, was announced May 11, 2012, on National Public Garden Day by Arboretum Director Ed Schneider! Watch the video above to hear the announcement.  The winning name is "Summer Waltz."  It was nominated by Mary Ann Starnes of Bigfork, Minn.  Congratulations, Mary Ann! 

This exclusive Arboretum rose features a scalloped, double-petal bloom, is Northern-hardy and resistant to black-spot disease. To see these shrub roses in bloom, visit the Cloister Garden near the Ordway Picnic Shelter. Watch a news clip to see its location on the Arboretum grounds and learn more about this beautiful rose.

Rosa 66 was introduced through the University of Minnesota Woody Landscape Plant Breeding Program.

Another entry in the contest, "Suddenly Summer,"  has been selected as the name of a new series of Arboretum plant introductions.  "Suddenly Summer" was nominated by Mary Lynn Bechtel of Eden Prairie.  Congratulations, Mary Lynn!

Thank you to all who participated in the Name the Rose contest!