Here is some more information about the beautiful Ashley Callie rose, featured here, and where to find this magnificent tribute to Ashley’s memory.
Rose grower Ludwig Taschner has dedicated the rose to Ashley in response to requests from the public. The deep, vibrant salmon colour of the blooms was specially chosen by Ashley’s family as this was her favourite colour and was worn by her in the television series.
“The fact that we had a good rose in the right colour told us that this rose was meant for her. For the family it means a great deal to have such a living memory of their daughter,’ said Ludwig.
Lauren Callie, Ashley’s sister, said on behalf of the family, “We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Ludwig for his kindness and immense generosity in dedicating such a fitting and beautiful rose to Ashley. Not only is a rose such a special and perfect way for us to ensure her memory lives on, but it also serves as a symbol of my sister’s zest for life, her love of all things beautiful and her passion for nature.”
The Ashley Callie rose grows into a large, voluptuous bush, similar in performance and height to the popular white ‘Iceberg’ rose. It flowers prolifically, producing clusters of deep salmon coloured blooms, which are firm and last well on the bush as well as in the vase. The foliage is glossy and healthy, making this an easy to maintain rose.
In line with the family’s wishes, a portion of the price of each rose that is bought will go to two charities supported by Ashley: The National Council of SPCA’s and the Animal Anti-Cruelty League.
The Ashley Callie rose can be obtained from Ludwig’s Roses Egoli, Linbro Park (take the N3, London Road offramp) or Ludwig’s Rose Farm (N1 North, Wallmansthall offramp), or Ludwig’s Roses Soleil, Lynnwood Road, Pretoria, or Ludwig’s Roses Winelands, N1 to Paarl, Stellenbosch/Klipheuwel offramp.
At a later stage the roses will be available at Roses for U, in Bloemfontein (051 4417876) and Star Roses in Hillcrest (031 7655777).
Contact numbers are:
The Rose Farm: 012 5440144
Soleil: 012 8090134
Winelands: 021 8844552