THE LARK ASCENDING
English Rose - bred by David Austin
A tall, airy shrub with clusters of fragrant, semi-double blooms
Bears clusters of light apricot, semi-double, cupped blooms. The fragrance varies from tea to myrrh. Vigorous and exceptionally healthy with tall, airy growth.
A delightful rose that illustrates the great diversity that is now to be found among English Roses. The flowers are cupped in shape with about twenty petals in each bloom. They are medium in size and of a pleasing light apricot colouring, produced from the ground upwards in heads of up to fifteen, nicely spaced blooms. They have a light fragrance that has been observed to vary from one flower to another. Some of them are of tea scent while others move towards the scent of myrrh.
‘The Lark Ascending’ is an exceptionally healthy and vigorous shrub. It is an excellent rose for a mixed border of hardy plants or shrubs, where its tall airy growth and flowers will associate well with plants of a similar nature.
The name is taken from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ piece of music, which was recently voted Britain’s favourite by listeners to the BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs.
|Rose Type||English Rose - bred by David Austin|
|Growth Type||Shrub Rose|
|Sub Type||English Musk Hybrid|
|Fragrance Strength||Medium Fragrance|
|Years of Introduction||2012|
|Suitable for Zones||5-9|
|Petal Count||20 Petals|