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Roses blush like beauties!

LADY-X WAS the best! Red Christian Dyer was excellent. White Jawahar met pink Queen Elizabeth and blossomed into a beautiful ambience at National Botanical Research Institute on Saturday. Before things get jumbled up let?s make the things clear Pinkish Lady ?X Red Christian Dyer, Jawahar and Queen Elizabeth are the names of roses displayed at a flower show organised by NBRI in its premises on Saturday. The garden established by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, as a Royal Garden was witness of one of the best flower shows in the city on Saturday .

india Updated: Jan 22, 2006 00:52 IST

LADY-X WAS the best! Red Christian Dyer was excellent. White Jawahar met pink Queen Elizabeth and blossomed into a beautiful ambience at National Botanical Research Institute on Saturday.

Before things get jumbled up let’s make the things clear Pinkish Lady –X Red Christian Dyer, Jawahar and Queen Elizabeth are the names of roses displayed at a flower show organised by NBRI in its premises on Saturday.

The garden established by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, as a Royal Garden was witness of one of the best flower shows in the city on Saturday, where 64 exhibitors displayed 588 of varieties in roses and gladiolus.

The garden which serves as a national facility to conserve India’s flora displayed research and development in the direction of ornamental horticulture to flower lovers through this Roses and Gladiolus show. Several plant scientists, horticulturists, gardeners along with general public participated in the show and praised the efforts of those who toiled day and night to develop number of varieties of flowers.

The best rose of the show and red rose came from HAL Lucknow, Light Pink Lady –X was declared the best rose of overall competition.

While Christian Dyer was declared best in the category of red roses.

Yellow and pink shaded ‘Grenda’ of Commercial Auto Products was declared best bi-coloured rose. Red striped Papa Milind was declared the flower with best aroma, while Alegra was declared best striped rose. Gold Dot was declared the best yellow rose. Peter Frankin field was declared the best pink rose by the pool of judges.

In the section of gladiolus yellow coloured Alitone was declared the best spike of show. While NBRI Lucknow displayed its two newly developed varieties named Urvashi and Neelima.

Urvashi is a hybrid. Neelima has a bluish purple look decent as a cut flower.

Mayor SC Rai an ardent flower lover was present during the flower show, while students of St Mary’s School RDSO came to watch the flower show. The show will remain open to the public tomorrow. The prize distribution would be held on Sunday .

First Published: Jan 22, 2006 00:52 IST