One of the top Shrub roses in the country. Very hardy, disease-resistant, prolific bloomer,

super fragrant, great cut flower, what more can one say? Was almost lost to the compost heap if not for Mike Shoupe rescuing it and making it famous.

From the breeder’s wife:

We came to know Manju and Shashi Ruia only through a common passion for roses. Shashi has a deep love of gardening and roses in particular and has collected a formidable collection in his property in Kodaikanal. After he came to know us, he insisted on getting all our roses available with KSG Roses Bangalore. We wanted to name a rose for his wife Manju who is a lovely charming affectionate person. We found this seedling to have lovely shades of brownish orange, very well formed like a Hybrid Tea, and continuous blooming on a manageable shrub.

At the same time we wanted to honour our friendship with Dr Malcolm Manners who teaches in Florida Southern College in Lakeland Florida. Though a specialist in citrus, roses are his hobby, and like Shashi and Manju, has collected a very large number of our bred roses in his college garden. So we wanted to name this rose which he had liked very much for him.

“This rose is named for our good friend Emina Darakjy of Pasadena, California. She is a volunteer in the rose garden at the Huntington Botanical Gardens and Library. When we came to Pasadena in January 2006 as recipients of the Great Rosarians of the World Award, Emina was put in charge of taking care of us for the time that we spent in Pasadena. From the first there was a spontaneous empathy among us. At our lecture presentation I had showed slides of some of my seedlings, and one was a gigantea hybrid, a shrub rose with colors very reminiscent of that old favorite ‘Forty-niner’. When she was escorting us back to our hotel, Emina remarked that ’49 was special to her as that was her birth year and she loved the look of the seedling I’d showed. I looked at Girija, and the same thought leapt from my mind to hers. This rose was as yet unnamed—why not call it ‘Emina’? We did not say anything then, but after Pat Henry, who also met Emina, and liked her, told us that this particular seedling was faring well, we decided to name it for our warm and loving friend.”  (from the breeder)

These are bare root roses

Modern shrub

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