Wide, rosette blooms, which repeat flower extremely well.
Bred byDavid Austin.
Suitable for zones4 to 10
Good disease resistance
The rosette-shaped flowers have an attractive light red or deep pink colouring. The petals are small at the centre and increase in size, by degrees, until the outer petals are quite large, resulting in broad, rather flat blooms reminiscent of zinnias. The effect is a little different from other red roses, which tend to have a certain ‘sameness’ about them. It is very healthy and repeat-flowers extremely well. There is a light tea fragrance.
‘Sophy’s Rose’ forms an upright, bushy shrub with beautiful, elongated foliage, giving the overall impression of airy lightness. Its compact, twiggy growth makes it ideal for bedding. It also looks most attractive planted towards the front of the border where it will mingle well with other colours. Excellent in both the UK and much warmer climates.
Named after Sophy, daughter of Wendy Fisher, who founded the Dyslexia Institute in 1972.