A multi-award winning rose with sumptuous, fragrant flowers.
A healthy variety with sumptuous, deep velvety crimson blooms. Strong Old Rose fragrance with fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry and damson.
Ideal for pots and containers
Highly Recommended byDavid Austin Roses
RHS Awardof Garden Merit
Bred byDavid Austin
Suitable for zones5 to 10
Light crimson buds gradually open to reveal very deep velvety crimson blooms, with lighter coloured outer petals. The flowers are large cups at first, becoming shallowly cupped with time. As the flowers age, we get glimpses of the stigma and stamens amongst the petals. There is a strong Old Rose scent which our fragrance expert, Robert Calkin, assesses as “warm and fruity with blackberry, blueberry and damson notes”. A healthy variety.
The bushy, spreading growth forms a broad shrub with good disease resistance. The young leaves are red-bronze, later turning mid-green, forming a nice contrast. A relatively short shrub, it is ideal for planting towards the front of a border.
Munstead Wood was the name of the horticulturalist and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll’s home in Surrey, England. It was designed by the architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, whose professional partnership with Jekyll was one of the most influential of the Arts and Crafts movement. Gertrude Jekyll wrote her many gardening books at Munstead Wood and it was her home for most of her life.
Munstead Wood has won several awards, including being voted ‘Flower of the Year 2009’ by readers of the French magazine, Rustica; being presented with the gold medal for fragrance at the 2011 Japan Rose Society trials and, also in 2011, winning Portland’s Best Rose Contest for Best Shrub Class in the USA.