Rose Rhodos, known for its large flower head and thornless stem, is grown in Kenya in greenhouses at 2,300 meters altitude. Here, it receives lots of natural sunlight which makes it grow to an impressive length of 60 to 90 cm. The large-headed rose has a head size of 5,5 cm and is characterized by its high petal count, which is spotted best in full-bloom.
The powerful red of the Rhodos rose is slightly brighter than that of the rose Red Naomi!. The stems of Rhodos are thornless and this rose is generally seen as one of the longest-lasting red roses available. This makes it one of the most popular red roses for every season.
De Ruiter was founded in 1913 and has been working continuously on the breeding and improvement of the rose as a product. De Ruiter was originally a family business and has since grown into an organization of international renown in the breeding and propagation of numerous varieties of roses.
De Ruiter has developed breeding programs for cut roses, hip roses, Freiland roses, pot roses, patio roses, and garden roses. The key aspects are plant health, productivity, uniformity, transportability, colors, cultivation technology, environmental requirements, and longevity.