Category: English Roses (English Rose Collection)Bred By: David AustinColour: Deep CrimsonFlower Type: Double/Full BloomSize: Medium Shrub (3.5 ft. x 3 ft.)Hardiness: HardyFragrance: StrongRepeating: Excellent
There are few roses as popular as those of deep crimson colouring – and none so difficult to breed. ‘Heathcliff’ is a beautiful addition to English Roses of this colour. It has large, fully double flowers of deep rosette shape.
The colour is a deep crimson, with a certain softness that is reminiscent of some of the old red Gallica Roses. It is a healthy variety, with shiny, deep green leaves and rather upright growth.
Its fragrance is most pleasing and rather unusual – basically Tea Rose with a mixture of Old Rose and just a hint of cedar wood.
Named for the character in Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights.