Magnificent blooms with a delicious award-winning fragrance
A magnificent rose with large, deeply cupped blooms of warm, glowing pink. There is delicious fresh tea fragrance with aspects of lemon and blackcurrants. Very healthy.
Ideal for pots and containers
Highly Recommended byDavid Austin Roses
Bred byDavid Austin
Suitable for zones5 to 10
‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ has unusually large flowers of a warm, glowing pink. They are full-petalled and deeply cupped in shape; the ring of soft pink outer petals enclosing the warm pink inner petals, creating a most pleasing effect. In spite of their size, the flowers are never clumsy and are held nicely poised above the foliage. They have a delicious fresh tea fragrance which, interestingly, changes completely to lemon as the flowers age – eventually taking on additional hints of blackcurrants. Very healthy.
It forms a well-rounded shrub. Due to the large size of the blooms, there is a lot to be said for planting in groups of three and pruning to form a single, shapely shrub - this keeps both flowers and growth nicely balanced. Position this rose towards the front of the border.
We were honoured to name this rose for Princess Alexandra, who is a cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. She is a keen gardener and great lover of roses.
Fragrance Award - Glasgow 29. Most Fragrant Award - Desert Rose Society Show, California.