Very free-flowering peach coloured blooms, produced almost continuously.
Bred by David Austin
NEW for 2019
Suitable for zones5 - 9
Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
Excellent disease resistance
We are very pleased to be introducing this wonderful new rose to mark the centenary of the birth of one of our best-loved authors. 'Roald Dahl' is a remarkably free-flowering variety with flowers of a perfect peach colouring. The young buds are a beautiful soft orange-red, the red reminiscent of the blush found on an actual peach. When fully open, they form medium-sized, cupped rosette blooms which are produced almost continuously. Despite their delicate appearance, they are robust enough to withstand even the most inclement weather our climate may throw at them. They have a lovely medium strength Tea fragrance with leafy elements and dark fruit notes.
Over time it matures into a very attractive, rounded, bushy shrub with mid-green foliage and few thorns. Overall, this is a charismatic rose that will be a valuable addition to any garden.
ORIGINS OF THE NAME
This variety was named with the approval of Roald Dahl's wife, Felicity Dahl, to highlight Roald's love of gardening. The colour of the rose immediately brought to mind the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach, one of Roald Dahl's best-loved novels. Throughout 2016, there will be many celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 including the launch of this new rose named in his honour.