Scepter'd Isle - David Austin Rose

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SCEPTER'D ISLE

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

Pretty, fragrant flowers produced freely and almost continuously.
  • Strong fragrance
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
  • Bred by David Austin
  • Suitable for zones 4 to 10
  • Good disease resistance 
  • Also available as 36" tree

This is a charming rose bearing numerous, cupped flowers, with a cluster of yellow stamens visible within the centre of each bloom. The colour is soft pink shading to a paler pink on the outer petals. It flowers freely and almost continuously throughout the summer. The blooms are held gracefully above the foliage. The leaves are similar in appearance to those normally found on a hybrid tea rose. The powerful fragrance is an outstanding example of the English myrrh note introduced with ‘Constance Spry’ back in 1961.

‘Scepter’d Isle’s’ elegant, upright growth is suitable for formal settings. It also looks beautiful in a mixed border where its soft pink blooms and bushy growth perfectly complement other plants and perennials. If only pruned lightly it can grow quite tall, so is suitable for growing as a specimen shrub.

The name comes from John of Gaunt’s speech expressing his love for England in Shakespeare’s Richard II.

AWARDS

Royal National Rose Society (RNRS) Henry Edland Award for fragrance.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

 Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
 Growth Type Shrub Rose
 Sub Type English Musk Hybrid
 Color Soft Pink
 Fragrance Strength Strong Fragrance
 Flowering Repeat Flowering
 Disease Resistance Excellent
 Height 4ft
 Width 3ft
 Breeder David Austin
 Year of Introduction 1996
 Appellation Ausland
 Suitable for zones Zones 4 - 10
 Petal Count 45 Petals
 Patent 10969