Photo by Dan Gill

For growers and consumers who want the beauty of a hybrid tea, but the ease of a shrub rose, Belinda’s Dream provides the best of both worlds.

The fragrant, rich-pink double flowers are often borne on long stems, making this the perfect cutting rose. The color holds well in the sun and the heat. While this rose was bred for high temperatures, it performs well in temperate climates, as well.

Belinda’s Dream was the first rose named to the Texas AgriLife Extension’s Earth-Kind program. An Earth-Kind designation is based on the results of extensive research and field trials and is awarded only to those roses demonstrating superior pest tolerance, combined with outstanding landscape performance. Earth-Kind roses do well in a variety of soil types, ranging from well-drained acid sands to poorly aerated, highly alkaline clays. Once established, these select cultivars also have excellent heat and drought tolerance.

This rose was developed by Dr. Robert Basye, a mathematics professor at Texas A&M University, and named after the daughter of one of his friends.

Why grow Belinda’s Dream rose?

  • 4-inch, pink double blooms
  • Highly disease resistant
  • Grows well in a variety of soil types
  • Flowers profusely from spring until frost

Sources: Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Louisiana State University Ag Center