David Austin Recommended Variety
|| English Roses
|| (Summer Flowering Varieties)
|| Needs a cool Winter to encourage flowering.
This excellent Shrub Rose has much in common with Constance Spry; in fact some people prefer it for its more tidy habit of growth. The flowers are large and cupped at first, opening to form a Gallica-like rosette of deep crimson, which turns with age to a beautiful purplish-maroon. These are freely produced on a shapely shrub.
It has a strong Old Rose fragrance, typical of a dark Gallica rose. Deserves to be more widely grown. Once flowering only. 6 ft. X 5 ft.
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