New Flower Carpet® Rose Sure to Make a Splash, more Fairy Magnolias on tap for 2013

November 26, 2012

Tesselaar Plants debuts Flower Carpet Pink Splash, boosts availability of fragrant michelia hybrid.

For spring 2013, Tesselaar Plants is thinking pink.

That’s when the international plant marketer will introduce Pink Splash, the newest addition to the Flower Carpet family of groundcover roses. It’s also when Tesselaar’s grower partners will offer increased availability of another pink-flowered favorite – Fairy Magnolia Blush.


Flower Carpet Pink Splash, with light-pink petals splattered a fun, hot pink, will be offered initially along the West Coast through three Tesselaar-licensed growers: Monrovia, Color Spot Nurseries and Village Nurseries. Expanded availability nationwide is planned for 2014. Flower Carpet Rose

“With a color combination that demands a tiara, Pink Splash will definitely look like a diva – but not act like one,” says Anthony Tesselaar, cofounder and president of Tesselaar Plants. “That’s because it’s part of the Flower Carpet line, the groundcover roses with the most All-Deutschland Rose designations – the world’s highest honor for natural disease resistance.”


Pink Splash (variety name ‘Noasplash’) is most similar in form and performance to Flower Carpet Pink and Flower Carpet Appleblossom.  Like them, Pink Splash thrives in all but the hottest zones (5-10).


Speaking of pink, Tesselaar’s grower partners are also answering the demand for more Fairy Magnolia Blush – a spring-blooming, evergreen magnolia with fragrant, lilac-pink blooms aging to white. Next spring, it will be more widely available in California, Texas and the Southeast.

Fairy Magnolia

“People went crazy went we introduced it two years ago,” says Tesselaar. “Not only was a michelia hybrid something completely unique and different, it had so many applications – as a blooming hedge, as a specimen tree and as a source of fragrance, now so hard to find.”


Both announcements are great news for Catie Anderson, of McMinnville, Oregon – a fan of Flower Carpet roses and Fairy Magnolia Blush.


“My Flower Carpet roses are vigorous and really drought tolerant – way more than all my other roses,” says Anderson, noting just about everything else suffered in her unusually dry, Zone 8a garden this past summer. “The Fairy Magnolias are looking good, too. They do fine with drought, and the deer don’t touch them.”


Fact sheets

Flower Carpet roses

Flower Carpet Pink Splash

Fairy Magnolia Blush


Hi-res images

Pink Splash, vertical landscape shot

Pink Splash, horizontal landscape shot

Pink Splash, bloom closeup

Fairy Magnolia Blush

Fairy Magnolia Blush close-up


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About Tesselaar

Tesselaar Plants is an international plant marketer working in over 15 different countries around the world  and is known for low-maintenance, eco-friendly and distinctive plants for the home garden, landscape, home décor and gift markets.   Its plant brands include Flower Carpet groundcover roses (winner of 25 gold and international awards), the colorfully foliaged Tropicanna cannas (winner of the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit), the mildew-resistant Volcano phlox, the basal-branching Festival Burgundy cordyline and the drought-tolerant Storm series of agapanthus.  The company is headquartered in Silvan, Australia and has a U.S. office in Lawndale, California.

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