Seizo Suzuki: A Luminary Among the Roses

Mr. Suzuki hybridized 160 new rose varieties, 30 of them were awarded the ARRS and other global competition prizes. In addition he collected approximately 2,000 species and old garden roses as the basis for his breeding programs at his research institute, the Keisei Rose Nursery. Even legendary rosarian Peter Harkness was so impressed by Suzuki’s nursery “For quality of growth and richness of variety I have never seen its like. I could have stayed for days.