Pretty, fragrant flowers produced freely and almost continuously.
Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
Bred byDavid Austin
Suitable for zones4 to 10
Good disease resistance
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.
Royal National Rose Society (RNRS) Henry Edland Award for fragrance.