Ljubljana Rose is one of the recognisable symbols of our city. Its colours symbolise the whiteness of the city amidst a sea of green forests. It is a polyantha rose with a creamy white colour, a fine bloom and strong growth. It was bred by the rose breeder Tantau of Germany. In 2015 it was selected on the basis of assessment by an expert panel and citizens’ votes.
Since then more than 2,600 roses have been planted in the city’s parks and public areas outside various city institutions, schools and nurseries. Every year rose plants are awarded to the winning block in the Best Block campaign, which takes place as part of the City of Ljubljana’s annual city clean-up campaign For A More Beautiful Ljubljana.