Two Danish garden roses were honored with a medal and an honorary award at the 67th international Rosenneuheiten-Wettbewerb 2019 in Baden-Baden, Germany. Roses Forever's Rosa Eskelund, who has bred the roses says: “I am very happy and also pleasantly surprised that two entire roses won acknowledgment. This is truly a proof of the roses’ quality since in Germany the requirements are very high”.
The rose with its unique name ”Jim the Viking”
The two roses are already more than 10 years old. This is the time it takes to develop and select a garden rose. All of Rosa’s roses are developed in Denmark and are tested intensively for several years in the fields of both Denmark and the Netherlands. One of the roses, which Rosa Eskelund was honored with a bronze medal for, is the rose developed for the Danish designer and Viking Jim Lyngvild.
The medal winner “Jim the Viking” won for its great growth, health, and beautiful flowers with a light scent
A couple of years ago Jim Lyngvild himself was with Rosa Eskelund in her garden to choose his rose. Here she keeps several of the best new unnamed varieties in an archive and they are already 10-15 years old. The name of the rose is quite unique and will be easy to remember: “Jim the Viking”. Jim Lyngvild will “kneesit” his rose in a Viking manner on Saturday the 3rd of August at 10:30 in Bogense, Denmark, at a larger rose festival that each year draws more than 40,000 visitors.
Rosa Eskelund, Roses Forever receives the medal and the honorary award from manager of gardens and parks Markus Brunsing, chief jury member Vivienne Black, and lord mayor of Baden-Baden Margret Mergen.
Rosa says: “I spoke with a happy Jim Lyngvild the same evening it won its medal, and we both agreed that he chose the right rose, which is both beautiful, healthy, remontant, lightly scented, and has a vigorous growth.” Rosa continues: “It’s particularly suited as a denser rose hedge or solitary.”
The rose “Royal Diva” is being judged by a member of one of the international jury groups in the park in Baden-Baden.
The other rose that got an acknowledgment was “Royal Diva” Plant ’n’ Relax. ‘Royal Diva’ is a healthy and fragrant floribunda rose. The rose won an honorary award in Baden-Baden for its looks and its scent. Rosa Eskelund emphasizes: “I have bred and selected scented garden roses for the last 10 years, it is an important parameter, like health and compactness which are qualities that our licensed producers and customers all around the world truly appreciate."
The fragrant rose “Royal Diva”
“Royal Diva” Syn. “Fru Nørby” will also be available to be seen, smelled, and bought at the Rose Festival in Bogense, Denmark, the 3rd and 4th of August. See more about the festival here: http://www.rosenfestival.dk/