Category: English Roses (English Rose Collection)Bred By: David AustinColour: Medium PinkFlower Type: Double/Full BloomSize: Medium Shrub, Short Climber (4 ft. x 3 ft.)Hardiness: HardyFragrance: StrongRepeating: Excellent
A beautiful rose with very large, saucer-like flowers filled with over a hundred small, frilly petals; the petals in each bloom are arranged around a central button eye.
The blooms are a lovely shade of pure soft pink at the centre, gradually fading to palest pink at the edges. It flowers freely and repeats very quickly.
There is a strong pure myrrh fragrance.
A vigorous variety, ‘St. Swithun’ forms a tall shrub with slightly stiff, bushy growth – ideal for the back of the border. The greyish-green leaves are large, smooth and highly disease-resistant. It is particularly tough, reliable and healthy.
Named after St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester.