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Dutch minister baptizes Danish garden rose

There are many roses in the Netherlands and not least in the Limburg area.
Yet, the Danish rose breeder Rosa Eskelund was asked to develop a new rose to celebrate the Rose Festival in Lottum.

Minister of Limburg Mr. Ger Koopmans, received a banner with the secret name brought to him by a drone, and the new rose was revealed and baptized in pink champagne in front of hundreds of people interested in roses, from both the Netherlands and Germany.

"We received many compliments on the rose and are very proud and grateful that we were asked to create a rose for this occasion - especially in Holland," said Harley and Rosa Eskelund.

Directly in this area of the Netherlands is the largest garden rose production and many producers from the area attended the baptism of the new Plant’n’relax® So much love™ rose, which is part of the series of healthy garden roses, where the consumer can simply plant and relax. Just as the name says - Plant'n'relax.
Harley and Rosa Eskelund have already welcomed several requests for a license to grow the rose, that is easy to grow both budded or on own roots.

Plant’n’relax® So much love™
  • So much love™ is part of the new series of garden roses, Plant’n’relax®, developed by Danish rose breeder Rosa Eskelund from Roses Forever ApS in Denmark
  • The series has been extensively tested since 2004 in both the Netherlands and Denmark
  • The roses are all very healthy and beautiful – and easy to care for
  • The new rose is a soft yellow climbing rose with beautiful large filled flowers and a light scent
  • The rose will be available in garden centers in Holland and Scandinavia from Spring 2016
  • With her passion for roses, Rosa has created many great successes, both Roses Forever® and Infinity® mini roses, Plant’n’Relax® garden roses and Viking® cut roses.
  • Learn more about the roses on

Rosa's advice on garden roses
  • You can plant both bare-rooted and potted garden roses in your garden.
  • The bare-rooted roses should be planted in November-March.
  • Potted garden roses can be planted in both the spring, summer and fall.
  • Roses like sunshine, space around them and good soil.
  • The roses need fertilizer 4 times in the growing season.
  • Cut the roses at the beginning of April when the frost is over.
  • Pruning will keep the roses beautiful and healthy for many years.

The garden rose ”So much love” was baptized in pink champagne by Danish rose breeders Harley and Rosa Eskelund, together with Dutch minister Ger Koopmans and Rose Queen Suzanne Verhaegh-Seuren from Lottum.
Plant’n’relax® So much love™ is a healthy and very beautiful climbing rose with a light scent and soft yellow flowers.

For more information
Roses Forever
Rosa Eskelund
T: +45 51 57 19 90
Email: [email protected]
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