Twenty years ago today, CFSA unveiled our very own roseBack to Stories
On 20th of October 2000, during the International Rose Festival, our very own rose was officially launched by patron Lady Neal. The unveiling, held at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, was also attended by several members of the CFSA community.
Named ‘65 Roses’, the breed was developed by Australian leading rose hybridist, Mr George Thompson, with Ross Roses of McLaren Vale and described as a beautifully scented white rose, blooming from an apricot or pink bud. Excitingly, the 65 Roses rose was the first to be developed in support and awareness of cystic fibrosis in Australia and is still available from Ross Roses today.Learn More