Jackson & Perkins today announced the exclusive debut of a commemorative floribunda rose in honor of Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States. The luminous, coral rose with a distinctive spicy fragrance was specifically chosen by Mrs. Bush.

Bill Williams, President, Jackson & Perkins, said, "We are pleased to offer this exclusive rose in honor of our nation's First Lady, whose involvement in education, global health, and human rights issues is greatly appreciated by all."

Jackson & Perkins representatives worked closely with Mrs. Bush to designate this beautiful rose the Laura Bush Rose. The rose is launched as part of the First Ladies Rose Series and it joins roses named for First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and the soon to debut, Lady Bird Johnson.