Spring Has Sprung!
It's a great time to plant roses. At Engalls we have many varieties available in a wide range of colours. We have numerous varieties of bush roses as well as standard roses in 700mm and 900mm sizes. One of the roses we carry is Satchmo.
Satchmo is one of two roses created by Irish born rose breeder Sam McGredy IV in honor of the great jazz musician Louis Armstrong. Satchmo was created in 1970 from a cross between the roses Evelyn Fison and Diamant. The second rose honoring Armstrong was a hybrid of Satchmo called Trumpeter created in 1977.
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star, and comedian. He was one of the most influential artists in jazz history. His nickname was Satchmo.
Satchmo the rose is only mildly scented, but what it lacks in scent it makes up for in flowers. It produces large clusters of medium to large flowers in great abundance. Satchmo is a scarlet colour which does not fade. It blooms in flushes throughout the season.
The creator of Satchmo Sam McGredy IV is a 4th generation rose breeder, born in Ireland. He moved operations to New Zealand in the 1970's. The McGredy's are responsible for creating many varieties of roses. Two of which Elizabeth of Glamis and Regensberg along with Satchmo are available here at Engalls.