Infinity rose is a new variety, introduced in 2012 by Fryers. It exhibits many of the recent advances in modern roses. Beginning as a perfect furled bud, its large, full blooms can reach 12 cm across when mature and will have between twenty-six and forty petals per rose, all of a subtle apricot orange colour borne singly at the end of long, strong and sturdy stems. They typify what most people think a perfect rose flower should look like. The other wonderful thing about this Infinity, and a clue is in the name, is that it just keeps on producing flowers over the summer months right into autumn. Marry this with disease resistance and a slightly leathery foliage that keeps on looking good too, you have a marvellous new addition to your rose garden. This is a great addition to our range of some of the best hybrid tea roses.
Infinity in your garden
Subtle, beautiful colouring and added height goes well in a herbaceous border complementing purples like Verbena bonariensis, Salvias or Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spire. Add in some of the burnt oranges often associated with autumn plantings - Helenium Moorheim Beauty, a dark Echinacea like Hot Summer, underplant with Geum Mrs Bradshaw and you have a readymade border full of cutting potential and interest for summer and autumn. All hybrid teas can become a bit leggy. Disguise this with underplanting and minimise it with careful pruning each year to keep its shape. This rose makes a fine cutting flower, so you probably need to buy several - one for the cutting garden and a couple of your borders.
Bred by Gareth Fryer it has been trialled and commended internationally, and when on trial in The Hague, this apricot rose won a gold medal. It has to be one of the largest hybrid tea blooms and we do not know of one which lasts longer when cut.