Large, deeply cupped flowers, blending deep pink, magenta and red – the outer petals tending towards light purple, with an almost silvery quality. There is a delicious Tea and Old Rose scent, with hints of cedar wood. It makes an attractive, bushy shrub. Named after John Milton’s poem, Lycidas. David Austin, 2008.
English Shrub Rose
Height & Spread:
4ft x 4ft
Origin Of Name
We were asked by The Friends of Milton’s Cottage to name this rose to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of the poet John Milton. ‘Lycidas’ is one of the finest short poems in the English language. Interestingly, it was Milton who introduced the word ‘fragrance’ into the English language.