June 13th is now known as Piaget rose day in honor of Yves Piaget the namesake of the 1982 the winner of the Geneva International Competition of New Roses. Here in NYC a very special dedication is taking place at the New York Botanical Garden where a Piaget rose plant is being planted in the Peggy Rockafeller Rose Garden.
From the New York Botanical Garden:
“Roses remind me of my childhood,” says Yves Piaget. “I remember the first time I fell in love with those wild roses called sweet briars, which grow at an altitude of 1,100 meters.” He’s since gone on to maintain the Piaget legacy as a renowned watchmaker-jeweller while championing the rosarian on the world stage. After years of serving on the jury of the Geneva International New Rose Competition, 1982 saw him awarded with an eponymous rose, a memorable Meilland creation recalling the profile of a purple peony…The frilly beauty of the ‘Yves Piaget’ rose, with its 80 lace petals and powerful perfume, is bound to cut an elegant figure among the 600+ varieties already living in our Rose Garden. We hope you’ll keep an eye out for it, though the bloom won’t be hard to miss!”
We love working with this amazing rose. The color is outstanding, the smell is delicious and the delicate petal structure makes them truly one of a kind!! We look forward to visiting the new additions to the rose garden soon! Read about Nicolas’ last trip to the Botanical Garden Here.