Foundation is an attractive orange/apricot rose. It blooms in clusters. The blooms are double with a slightly cupped centre. They have a beautiful frilly look. It is free flowering with healthy glossy foliage and a slight perfume. It grows to about 1 metre tall. It is more or less continuous flowering throughout the year. It is an excellent cut-flower as it lasts well in the vase.
Foundation is a Floribunda rose.
Foundation was released in Australia in 2002 in conjunction with the Activ Foundation. The Activ Foundation is a Western Australian not-for-profit organisation which provides services and support to people with intellectual disabilities. This rose was released to mark its 50th anniversary.
can you please tell me where I can buy Foundation floribunda in Perth, WA
Hi I bought mine from Melville Nursery.
Thanks for info – one of only a few sites that describes this rose. Help me find suggests that its correct name is Aphrodite (TANetidor, “Foundation”. I’ve just bought one to add to my 60+ collection – I live in West Australia.
Thanks for visiting. I think it was only released in WA.
I have just looked up Aphrodite and it looks quite different to Foundation.
Oh my, … that’s another beauty, isn’t it? Interesting that this one was developed by an organization that serves DD folks – do you have more than passing awareness of that organization, or others like it? I do.
No I don’t Doc. Quite often roses in Australia will be released and part of the proceeds from their sale will go to a particular charity – as in this case.