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Dream Come True

Dream Come True
Rose of the Month For February, 2008
by Barbara Picarelli

Like most people I’m a sucker for a lovely looking rose and a catchy poignant name, so naturally I had to have it. ‘Dream Come True’ is also in my favorite color combinations, so an added bonus. This is only the third rose hybridized by an amateur to win an AARS Award in 67 years, so Dr. John Pottschmidt of Cincinnati Ohio is in a rare league.

Parentage is ‘Touch of Class’ and an unknown, although Weeks Roses website states both parents are unknown. Listed as a yellow blend, I think the cerise pink/red is more than just a blush, and it has the same coloring on the reverse of the petals. The rose is recurrent with blooms of 4-5 inches across and 40 petals. At any rate, it does have abundant mat green foliage, and is a big bushy grandiflora with long stemmed blooms and only a mild tea fragrance. Growth is of an exceptionally tall nature 5 to 6 feet.

Since this is a new 2008 introduction by Weeks Roses, it will remain to be seen how much disease resistance it has in MY garden. Interestingly there is another ‘Dream Come True’ listed in Modern Roses 12, which is a hybrid tea, in a light yellow, so I will have to research that one for a future article. But this one being new, it is easily available in most nurseries and garden stores.

Photo of Dream Come True from the Weeks Roses Website.

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