Here we have a rose of exceptional freshness and beauty. The flowers start as charming little buds, gradually opening out to form wide but shallow cups.
These are beautiful at all stages, and have a pleasing formality of form. The colour is the softest glowing pink with hints of apricot. There is a light myrrh fragrance. This rose forms a rather upright and bushy shrub and has attractive Musk Rose foliage that is exceptionally free of disease. The growth is short to medium in height. This is an excellent rose for bedding, borders or for arrangement in the house; the flowers lasting several days in water.
We're very proud to have our David Austin English Roses are imported directly from their growing facilities in the United States. Mr David C.H. Austin is a world-renowned rose breeder and writer who lives in Shropshire, England. His emphasis is on breeding roses with the character and fragrance of Old Garden Roses but with the repeat-flowering ability and the wide colour range of modern roses like Hybrid Teas and Floribundas. Since its founding in 1969, he and his firm David Austin Roses in Albrighton, near Wolverhampton have introduced over 190 rose cultivars. Cultivars have been named in honour of his family, well-known rosarians, geographical landmarks in Britain, historical events, and British writers, particularly Shakespeare and Chaucer, and their works or characters. In 2003, David Austin was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society for his services to horticulture and the Dean Hole Medal from the Royal National Rose Society.