Bayer Advanced Recreates The Legend of Camelot With Its 2011 Rose Parade Float

LOS ANGELES, Jan 1, 2010 / — The Bayer Advanced Camelot float, with more than 10,300 roses, including the world debut of the Dick Clark rose variety, appeared in the 122nd Rose Parade® on January 1 in Pasadena, California.

The Bayer Advanced Camelot float features a large castle that represents Camelot and two Knights of the Round Table jousting on a bed of thousands of roses, orchids, daisies and carnations. The float also features 24 giant sculpted roses.

The Bayer Advanced Camelot float features the world debut of 80 Dick Clark roses

More than 10,300 live roses are featured on the Bayer Advanced Camelot float, including the 2011 All-America Rose Selection named after Dick Clark. There are 80 Dick Clark roses on stems in the sculpted urns that are positioned around the perimeter of the Bayer Advanced Camelot float. Clark is the 81-year-old co-host of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC.

Clark has ushered in the New Year for 39 years. He hosted the American Bandstand musical variety show for 32 years. Dick Clark Productions also produces the Golden Globe Awards on NBC, The Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS and So You Think You Can Dance on FOX.

Key facts about the Bayer Advanced Camelot float

Floral Features: The Bayer Advanced Camelot float is 55 feet long, 18 feet wide and 30 feet tall. In addition to roses, carnations and daisies, the float also features ti leaf, strawflower, statice, white beans, coffee and walnut shell, uva and buffalo grass, kidney beans, lettuce seed, white rice, flax, sesame, ground onion and poppy seed. Eight golden urns placed around the float feature gladiolas, orchids, heliconia, mokaras and phalaenopis, as well as the Dick Clark roses.

This is the 11th consecutive year Bayer Advanced has appeared in the Rose Parade. Phoenix Decorating’s Michelle Lofthouse designed each float.

Bayer Advanced rose care products are the Exclusive Rose Care Products of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. Bayer Advanced is the Presenting Sponsor of the Rose Parade float decorating centers and the Presenting Sponsor of the Post Parade Showcase of Floats in Pasadena.

In addition, Bayer Advanced rose care products are used on the 2,000 rose bushes in the Wrigley Gardens near the Tournament of Roses Association headquarters.