Category: English Roses (English Rose Collection)Bred By: David AustinColour: Deep PinkFlower Type: Double/Full BloomSize: Medium Shrub, Short Climber (4.5 ft. x 3.5 ft.) (6-8 ft as a climber)Hardiness: Very HardyFragrance: Old rose StrongRepeating: Excellent
The flowers of this rose start as perfect little scrolled buds and soon open into the most beautiful, large, rosette-shaped flowers of rich glowing pink. The growth is upright and vigorous and in every way reliable.
The most outstanding characteristic of this lovely rose is its beautiful and perfectly-balanced Old Rose scent. This is often described as being the quintessential old rose fragrance.
The foliage and growth are similar to that of a Portland Rose, with the typical Portland widely-spaced leaflets. It forms a medium sized shrub which is robust and free flowering.
Gertrude Jekyll was a famous garden designer, who has had a profound effect on the style of English gardens of the present day.
Winner of the 'James Mason award' 2002 from the Royal National Rose Society.