David Austin Recommended Variety
Category English Roses (English Rose Collection)
Bred By David Austin
Flower Type Double/Full Bloom
Size Medium Shrub
With its large, richly coloured flowers, this is a particularly impressive variety. The blooms commence as pretty, rounded buds gradually opening to form very large, full, cupped, rosette shaped flowers with the outer petals recurving back slightly. The colour is a very rich, deep pink; slightly tinged with deep orange at first and then changing to a deep rose pink.
There is a good, fruity Old Rose fragrance with a definite hint of raspberry.
Depending on how hard it is pruned, it will grow into a medium or large shrub of rather upright, but bushy habit. It is very vigorous and healthy. This rose will create some excitement in a border of softer colours.
Megginch Castle in Perth, Scotland, is the family home of the late Baroness Strange, who was President of the War Widows’ Association until her death in 2005. She did much good work on behalf of war widows and was well known for her love of flowers and her rose garden.
4 ft. x 3 ft.
(Old Rose Hybrid)