By Tyler Slater
Just in time for spring, Disney fans can discover the unique story behind the beautiful Disneyland Rose with D23! Beginning in 2001, the Disneyland Resort Horticulture team searched for a rose unique and beautiful enough to be named in time for the 50th anniversary. The team contacted Jackson and Perkins Inc., the world’s largest rose grower and supplier, and expressed that they wanted a floribunda rose that could cultivate well within landscapes. After visiting trial rose fields looking at hundreds—if not thousands—of bushes, a rose was selected that matched the desired criteria: a unique flower color with dark green leaves, and a shrub itself that derived from a disease-resistant parent stock.
As you see above, the beautiful Disneyland Rose magically blooms from an apricot orange into a vibrant pink. The next time you visit the Resort, be sure to be on the lookout for this beautiful flower near the entrance to Disneyland as well as several areas in the park!