Gentle Hermione - David Austin Rose
Gentle Hermione - David Austin Rose
Gentle Hermione - David Austin Rose
Gentle Hermione - David Austin Rose

Gentle Hermione - David Austin Rose

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GENTLE HERMIONE

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

Perfect Old Rose blooms with a classic fragrance.
  • Very strong fragrance
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
  • Bred by David Austin
  • Suitable for zones 4 to 10
  • Excellent disease resistance 

This variety bears some of the most perfectly formed flowers of true old rose character. Starting as attractive, nicely rounded buds, the flowers gradually open to shallow cups with perfectly arranged petals. Their colour is pure pink with soft blush on the outside and a lovely pure pink at the centre; the whole effect being totally charming. As the blooms age, the colour of the outer petals softens to a pearly shade. It has excellent health and the petals are particularly resistant to rain. The leaves are tinged red at first, later turning green, then dark green with age. It has a strong, warm, classic Old Rose scent with a hint of myrrh.

‘Gentle Hermione’ will form an attractive, rounded shrub of medium height with slightly arching stems, which will become quite broad over time. Position this rose toward the middle of the border.

Hermione is the faithful wife of Leontes, the King of Sicila, in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

 Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
 Growth Type Shrub Rose
 Sub Type English Old Rose Hybrid
 Color Pink
 Fragrance Strength Very Strong Fragrance
 Flowering Repeat Flowering
 Disease Resistance Excellent
 Height 4ft
 Width 3ft
 Breeder David Austin
 Year of Introduction 2005
 Appellation Ausrumba
 Suitable for zones Zones 4 - 10
 Petal Count 90 Petals
 Patent 17500