Category: English Roses (English Rose Collection)Bred By: David AustinColour: ApricotFlower Type: Semi-doubleSize: Short/Medium Shrub (3.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.)Hardiness: Very HardyFragrance: StrongRepeating: Excellent
This is a particularly interesting rose in that it is the first in the English Old Rose group which has apricot flowers. These are large, about 4" across, and of a beautiful shade of rich pure apricot that pales towards the outside of the bloom. They are of a rosette shape and very full petalled with a large button eye that gradually opens up; the petals loosely arranged in a quartered formation. Altogether an excellent garden plant that will repeat flower quickly, stand up well to rain and stay very healthy.
There is a particularly lovely and strong Tea fragrance which has hints of cedar wood and vanilla.
It will reach a height of 3½ft and about 2½ft across, depending on how it is pruned.
Named to raise awareness for Plant Heritage and their important work to protect Britain’s garden plant diversity. We maintain the National Collection of English Roses here in our Rose Gardens.