David Austin Recommended Variety
Category English Roses (English Rose Collection)
Bred By David Austin
Colour Soft Pink
Flower Type Double/Full Bloom
Size Medium Shrub
Fragrance Old Rose with a hint of raspberry, Strong
Special Characteristics 4 ft x 2.5 ft.
Pretty rich pink, cup shaped buds gradually open to a deeply cupped flower; later developing into a broad, full-petalled, shallow cup of a soft pink which is paler at the outer edges – a most pleasing progression. The flowers are beautiful at all stages; this illustrates very well the great variety of form to be found in the Old Rose style. ‘The Alnwick Rose’ has nice rounded, bushy growth and produces its bloom intermittently from early summer to the onset of frost. Plentiful green foliage ideally complements the flower. There is a good Old Rose fragrance with just a hint of raspberry. We are pleased to name this rose after the superb Alnwick Garden. The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland are constructing what we believe will be one of the great gardens of Britain, which will include many English Roses.