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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Modern Rose - Benson and Hedges Gold® (Wordless Wednesday)

“Modern Rose - Benson and Hedges Gold® (Wordless Wednesday)”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ on Sept 28th, 2011.

This is also my entry for :
1) Fertilizer Friday - hosted by Glenda of Tootsie Time, and
2) Weekend Flowers #14 - hosted by Tina at Tina's PicStory.


  1. Very pretty. I really like the two tone of that.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Cher, happy morning!

    This B&H Gold is more intense - darker and brighter tone of yellow/orange and pink while B&H is more subdue. (IMO)

  3. Can I see Dunhill or State Express 555 anywhere?

  4. Looking at your golden yellow roses makes me smile while in the middle of a storm. Keep them coming!

  5. Wow what gorgeous blooms! I love the deep yellow with orange highlights. Just lovely.

  6. Very lovely colors. I wonder if the cigarette maker Benson & Hedges developed these :)

  7. Rainfield, I haven't seen any other ciggarette roses yet, but secret roses maybe :>)

    Hardinera, roses are certainly a sight to behold.

    Lona, sometimes this rose has a tinge of pink at the edges too.

    Solitude Rising, this rose was developed Dr. Samuel McGredy IV, a world reknown rose breeder from Northern Ireland who later moved his operations and settled down in New Zealand. The rose was introduced in 1979 as Benson and Hedges Gold ®. This is a bushy compact Patio Rose.

    I wonder why was it named after a cigarette company?

    As I know, during those days, big cigarette companies sponsored many sports and other events.

  8. I would love to see the real gold of B&H !

  9. Oooops thought Bananaz got a challenge leaving comments which got mixed up with your older post. tQ for your flowers haha. Bananaz quit B&H coz of my daughter who only few months old then. Lovely golden yellow roses.

  10. Keats, this rose was photograped at the Honey Bee World Trade exhibition area. It was indeed a valuable experience for me, being able to see it for real.

    Bananaz, a cigarette company inspired a special rose. Your precious baby inspired you to make a bold step to quit smoking. This is good for Mango too!

  11. Very luscious roses! I am in awe of that color. Reminds me of orange juice and strawberries.

  12. Yes,yes, Rosey. Orange juice and strawberries - that's what I think too now!

    It is strange that Sam McGredy named it after a fag company when he is in fact a health concious person. I wonder if anyone knows why?

  13. This rose is a beauty! The shading of the gold colour is stunning.

  14. The colour is simply gorgeous! my neighbour used to have an orange rose which I used to photograph each time it bloom, unfortunately the plant died.

  15. Lovely roses Autumn Belle. You've captured their images exquisitely!

  16. That is one of the most beautiful gold roses I have ever seen. I love the darker outline.

  17. Millie, Lavender Cottage, Beth, Jama, Carolyn, Malar, Sage Butterfly. I'm so glad you appreciate the beauty of this rose. Surprisingly, I can't seem to find a mention about this cultivar while I was browsing through some books about roses at the bookshop.


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