Twice voted the nation's favourite rose Beautiful, rich pink rosettes with the quintessential Old Rose fragrance: superb, strong and perfectly balanced. Very healthy and reliable
Voted England’s favourite rose by BBC Gardener’s World viewers
Highly Recommended byDavid Austin Roses
RHS Awardof Garden Merit
Bred byDavid Austin
Suitable for zones4 to 8
The flowers of this rose start as perfect little scrolled buds and soon open into the most beautiful, large, rosette-shaped flowers of rich glowing pink. The most outstanding characteristic of this lovely rose is its beautiful and perfectly balanced Old Rose scent. This is often described as being the quintessential Old Rose fragrance. The foliage and growth are similar to that of a Portland Rose, with the typical Portland widely spaced leaflets. It is always one of the first English Roses to start flowering.
Reliable in every way, it forms a medium-sized, upright shrub which is vigorous and robust. Perhaps most suitable for the middle or back of the border. It can also be grown as a short climber.
Gertrude Jekyll was a famous garden designer and author, who has had a profound effect on the style of English gardens of the present day. She advocated incorporating roses in mixed borders and created over 400 picturesque gardens in the UK, Europe and America. She received the Veitch Memorial Medal and the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour.
It has been voted England’s Favourite Rose by BBC Gardener’s World viewers and most recently The Nation’s Favourite Rose in a poll conducted by the RHS in 212. Winner of the James Mason Award from the Royal National Rose Society in 22.