Neatly arranged rosettes with a strong fruity fragrance.
Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
Bred byDavid Austin
Suitable for zones4 to 8
Can also be trained as a climber
‘Crown Princess Margareta’ bears quite large flowers in a lovely shade of apricot-orange, which shows up well across the garden. The flowers are in the form of neatly arranged rosettes filled with many petals, which mingle to excellent effect in the centre of each bloom; the outer petals falling back and becoming paler. There is a strong, fruity fragrance of the tea rose type.
As one of the Leander group, it has inherited many of that rose’s characteristics, including its tough, vigorous, hardy and healthy growth. Thriving even when grown in more challenging conditions, it forms a tall, slightly arching shrub with plentiful glossy foliage, which is ideal for the back of the border. It will also make a lovely specimen rose. However, this variety is perhaps even better when grown as a climber.
Crown Princess Margareta was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and an accomplished landscape gardener and artist. With her husband, King Gustavus VI Adolfus of Sweden, she created the beautiful gardens at their Summer Palace, Sofiero Castle in Helsingborg, Sweden.