A Tremendous Achievement in Rose Breeding
Belinda’s Dream is perhaps the most famous of all the Basye roses. With its clear pink, fully double, strongly fragrant blossoms on a strong-growing, disease-resistant bush, it should not be a surprise that she was the first rose ever to be named a Texas Superstar. The Texas Superstar program promotes plants that are tough enough to not only survive but thrive in Texas, which often offers most plants a challenge they cannot overcome.
Belinda’s Dream keeps on producing those gorgeous blooms through drought, through heavy rains, and through ghastly heat. If you are not growing Belinda’s Dream, you should be. If she has at least 6 hours of sun a day, she will give you bouquet after bouquet of healthy roses. One flower is fragrant enough to scent a room.
- Size: Medium shrub
- Classification: Shrub rose
- Year Introduced: 1992
- Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
- Height: 5 ft
- Width: 5 ft
- Color: Medium pink
- Bloom: Very double, over 100 petals to 4″ diameter. Successive flushes of bloom during spring, summer, and fall
- Fragrance: Moderate
- Foliage: Bluish green
- Cold Hardiness: USDA Zones 5-9
- Parentage: ‘Jersey Beauty’ x ‘Tiffany’
For more information on Belinda’s Dream, please refer to the pdf handout from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service here.