Bred by Alexander Dickson III (United Kingdom, 1955).
This rose will be offered to Churchill Fellows in this 50th Anniversary year.
‘Sir Winston Churchill’ was released by Dicksons of Northern Ireland in 1955.
Also in 1955 it received a National Rose Society Gold Medal.
It soon made its way to Australia and was offered by various rose nurseries.
Over the years this rose has been lost to commerce and has been superseded by newer roses.
Two old plants of this rose are still growing in rose icon David Ruston’s personal garden in Renmark, South Australia.
South Australian Churchill fellow, Pat Toolan, was approached by the Head Gardener at Churchill College, Cambridge, who could not locate a source of this rose in the UK or Europe, to send a rose to him to be planted in the newly created Winston Churchill garden (plant genera with Winston Churchill in their name).
After following all Quarantine requirements the own-root rose and budwood were duly sent to the UK.
The rose has been planted at Churchill College and budwood propagated by Peter Beales Rose Nursery has produced 25 roses for sale.
Churchill Fellows are fortunate to have the opportunity of obtaining a ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ rose through the South Australian Churchill Fellows Association as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations . More details soon.