The winning monikers for the Southern Living contest were ‘All A Flutter’ and ‘Majesty.’
LOXLEY, Ala. – Plant Development Services, Inc., Southern Living and the Southern Living Plant Collection have announced the winners of a recent “Name This Rose” Contest conducted on the Southern Living Plant Collection Facebook page. Donnette East of Barry, Texas submitted her winning entry with “Majesty” for a red rose variety, and Sheila Gates of Huntsville, Ala. entered “All A Flutter” for a pink rose variety.
“All of the plant varieties, including the roses, in the Southern Living Plant Collection are the result of years of plant evaluations, plant trials and consumer research to produce plants that excel in Southern gardens. It is only appropriate that Southern gardeners should play a role in naming select varieties, including these beautiful and hardy red and pink rose varieties,” said Kip McConnell, director of PDSI. “Congratulations to Donnette for 'Majesty’ and Sheila for ‘All A Flutter’– two names that capture the beauty and attributes of these special rose varieties.”
The contest was conducted entirely on the Southern Living Plant Collection Facebook page, which is updated weekly with helpful gardening advice, event information and real life gardening experiences posted by loyal fans. The Southern Living Plant Collection Facebook page has more than 500 fans.
Both rose varieties will be available spring 2012 in select retail garden centers across the Southeast, joining other varieties in the collection including crapemyrtles, hollies, nandinas, Indian Hawthornes, liriopes and more.