A multi award winner, flowering with exceptional continuity
A healthy variety, which produces rich yellow blooms with exceptional freedom and continuity. There is a delicious musky tea rose scent.
Good for disease resistance
Ideal for poor soil
Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bred by David Austin
Suitable for zones 6 to 10
Although a member of the English Musk Roses, ‘Molineux’ is closer to the old tea roses in its breeding. It flowers with exceptional freedom and continuity, bearing medium-sized blooms in the form of neat rosettes. Tinged with orange at first, they quickly become rich yellow in colour. It has a characteristic tea rose fragrance with a musky background.
It forms a healthy shrub with short, even, upright growth, similar to a Hybrid Tea or Floribunda rose. A reliable variety, it does well in all climates, be it colder than the UK or much warmer. In warmer, Mediterranean-type climates summer pruning may be beneficial to maintain its shape and to encourage quicker repeat-flowering. ‘Molineux’ is one of the best English Roses for planting in formal rose beds. It is also a good choice for a specimen plant, landscaping projects and hedging.
It was named after Wolverhampton Wanderers’ football stadium for Sir Jack Hayward, the former Chairman of the club.