Ruby Rose Hospice Fundraiser

Community Hospice Fundraising Launch

In line with our Ruby celebrations and acknowledging the 40-year milestone of our home-based model of care, the Little Haven Board is launching a fundraising drive to fully honour our founder, Phyl Little’s wish for a standalone community hospice. 

Ruby Rose – Hospice Fundraiser

To kick-start fundraising for the community hospice we have secured 50 glorious standard roses with Ruby Red flowers, one of which, will be given to each person, business or entity that donates $100 or more, to this fundraiser.

These beautiful roses produce clusters of fully petaled, gorgeously coloured flowers with delicate fragrances.

We have a vision of these roses standing proud in gardens across the Gympie region ~ a sign of support for Little Haven and a symbol of the love and compassion in our community.

Springtime @ Springhall’s

The launch of the Ruby Roses Hospice Fundraiser was at Kim & George Springhall’s Springtime @ Springhalls, with 25 of the 50 Roses going on the day.

Donate Online

As of the 29th of September, there are just 23 Roses left. Make your donation here online and we’ll contact you to arrange to collect your Rose from Little Haven.

Information about the Ruby Roses

Rose Black Beauty

Hybrid Tea Rose Black Beauty (KORfleur) has beautiful goblet shaped buds opening to large deep burgundy red blooms. This rose is one of the ‘blackest’ available and is a very productive cut flower variety with a fantastic vase life.

Hybrid Tea Roses provide a colourful display from late spring to late autumn. The upright bushes produce classically shaped blooms on long stems making them ideal to grow as cutflowers. Hybrid Tea roses are hardy, vigorous, repeat flowering and disease resistant making them ideal plants to have in large pots or as hedges or borders.

Rose Hot Chocolate

Rose Hot Chocolate is a memorable rose due to its unique colour – a deep dark orange when in bud and then chocolate brown as the bud opens. 

A modern Floribunda rose with clusters of intense dark orange/chocolate brown flowers that will make you look twice.  Good strong bushy growth with dark green glossy foliage. Cool weather will intensify the colour.  Moderate fragrance. 

  • Intense unusual dark orange/chocolate brown blooms
  • Flowers in clusters
  • Good strong bushy growth
  • Moderate fragrance

Rose Camp David

Rose Camp David is a Hybrid Tea dark red rose and one of the most stunning! This rose is one of the most abundant Hybrid Teas, producing the darkest red, red roses – no purple in this beauty as I refer to it as ‘brown red’ … it stays dark red all the way through to petal drop and it has the most glorious fragrance.

Camp David is definitely one of our most highly recommended dark red roses – the profusion of long-lasting blooms puts this beautiful rose ahead of some of the other most frequently purchased roses!

  • Perfectly formed dark red blooms continually blooms
  • Exceptional fragrance
  • Ideal cut flower for the vase
  • Extremely free flowering – highly recommended dark red rose

Rose Oklahoma

Rose Oklahoma Hybrid tea rose is one of the most highly fragrant and darkest red roses available. It has very large flowers from long, ovoid buds with high centres and perfect symmetry. Borne on single stems, the heavy flowers are sometimes 15cms across and there are more than 40 very highly fragrant petals in each flower.

For all its wonderful perfume and dark, dark red petals, Oklahoma has a few faults … in very hot, sunny weather, it tends to scorch and in very cold weather, it never quite gets to dark red but pales to dark purple/magenta.

Also, it has a weak neck which makes it difficult to place in a vase – it is more suited to floating in an open bowl.

It is a very tall rose, growing to 1.8mts and branches to 1.2mts so it does need some good space and … without regular maintenance spraying, it will succumb to mildew and black-spot.

  • One of the darkest red garden roses
  • Magnificent fragrant
  • Huge flower buds
  • Enjoy for masses of fragrant petals to dry
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