Lichfield Angel - David Austin Rose
Lichfield Angel - David Austin Rose
Lichfield Angel - David Austin Rose
Lichfield Angel - David Austin Rose

Lichfield Angel - David Austin Rose

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LICHFIELD ANGEL

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

Beautiful, large, dome-shaped rosettes produced very freely.
  • Moderate fragrance
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
  • Bred by David Austin
  • Suitable for zones 5 to 10
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Good disease resistance 

The flowers commence as charming pale, peachy pink buds, which gradually open to form neatly cupped, creamy apricot rosettes. Each bloom has a perfect ring of waxy petals enclosing numerous smaller petals. Eventually the petals turn back to form a large, domed, creamy white flower. The overall effect of the massed blooms in sunshine is almost pure white. The fragrance is generally light but has strong elements of clove at one stage.

GROWTH HABIT

‘Lichfield Angel’ will form a vigorous, rounded shrub which, with its blooms nodding attractively on the branch, will make a fine sight. It is very useful in a border, as it harmonises well with all other colours and will act as an intermediary between pinks and yellows. Position towards the middle of the border.

ORIGINS

Named to celebrate an 8th century sculptured limestone panel, which was discovered at Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire during an archaeological excavation of the nave. The panel, thought to represent the Archangel Gabriel, is in remarkable condition and still bears the remnants of Saxon paint.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

 Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
 Growth Type Shrub Rose
 Sub Type English Musk Hybrid
 Color Creamy apricot
 Fragrance Strength Moderate Fragrance
 Flowering Repeat Flowering
 Disease Resistance Excellent
 Height 4 ft
 Width 3 ft
 Breeder David Austin
 Year of Introduction 2006
 Appellation Ausrelate
 Suitable for zones Zones 5 - 10
 Petal Count 100 petals
 Patent 18702