Gorgeous and alluring, Sexy Rexy is a real looker in full flower. The flowers are of the sweetest, most delectable pink, with little golden buttons at the centres, in pretty double, shallow rosettes, carried in big, breathtaking clusters. The effect is a froth of sweet candy pink, on a compact, glossy green bush. This is one of the most popular Floribundas, and a rose that charms with its colour and abundance of flowers but if you have trouble keeping a straight face with the name, take a look at the rest of the floribunda roses in our range.
Sexy Rexy is a good rose for pots and containers, and can even be trained to a standard. Although we think she's at her most naturally alluring in a mixed border, underplanted with blue hardy geraniums, for example, for a classic and truly stunning combination. Blue salvias or lavender would also work well, creating a wonderful romantic cottagey creation.
The name caused something of a scandal when the rose was introduced in the 1980s by rose breeder Sam McGredy, the result of a cross between Seaspray and Dreaming. Inspired by a friend of McGredy's, the name was intended as a nickname for the trial period only, but it stuck. So be careful with your nicknames! It certainly doesn't seem to have harmed its popularity, however, accolades including the top award at the New Zealand Rose Society trials in 1984.