David Austin Recommended Variety
|| English Roses
|| (English Rose Collection)
|| Old Rose fragrance as the rose ages.
It is easy to be over-impressed with sheer size in a rose; particularly a new one. This rose has a more modest beauty. It is one of a group of varieties like 'Corvedale', 'Windflower', that is descended from the old Alba Roses. These roses have much of the simple charm of the Albas as well as their hardiness, but repeat-flower with remarkable regularity.
The petals in the bud curl around to form a ball, which opens to a perfect little cupped flower of pure soft pink; eventually opening wide to reveal a blush pink flower of the utmost delicacy; displaying a bunch of golden stamens. Charming at all stages.
The growth of this rose is short and quite upright, yet robust and bushy. It flowers with remarkable freedom and continuity from June until the autumn. Very healthy, tough and reliable - as we might expect from its Alba antecedents. An ideal rose for a position towards the front of the border, or even for planting in a rose bed.
There is a delightful light to medium fresh 'green' Old Rose fragrance; sometimes tending towards Musk. We have taken the name from the old song.
2.5 ft. x 2 ft.
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