Princess Alexandra of Kent - David Austin Rose

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PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT 

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

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.
  • Repeat Flowering
  • Highly Fragrant
  • Ideal for pots and containers
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
  • Bred by David Austin
  • Suitable for zones 5 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.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
Growth Type Shrub Rose
Sub Type English Old Rose Hybrid
Color Warm pink
Fragrance Strength Strong Fragrance
Flowering Repeat Flowering
Disease Resistance Good
Height 3.5ft
Width 2.5ft
Breeder David Austin
Year of Introduction 2007
Appellation Ausmerchant
Suitable for zones Zones 5 - 10
Petal Count 130 petals
Patent 19828