David Austin Recommended Variety
Category English Roses (English Rose Collection)
Bred By David Austin
Flower Type Double/Full Bloom
An exciting new development, stemming from an entirely new line in breeding. It has an overall character that is very different from any other rose we know, having its own very special beauty yet retaining the classic full-petalled flowers of an English Rose. The young flower is deep pink, almost red, gradually fading to a pure deep pink as the bloom matures. The undersides of the petals have a pleasing hint of yellow. The petals are rather narrow and unusually substantial.
The growth is upright and the foliage is rather thick, succulent and highly polished. Remarkably resistant to disease. It flowers over a long period and in large clusters; the individual blooms opening in succession. There is a Tea Rose fragrance of medium strength. The compact, bushy growth makes this rose ideal for borders or it would be a great choice for hedging.
We are honoured to name this after the Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal who is patron of Riding for the Disabled. The charity offers opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.
3 x 2ft.