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William Morris (Auswill)

Category English Roses (English Rose Collection)
Bred By David Austin
Colour Apricot Pink
Flower Type Double/Full Bloom
Size Medium Shrub, Short Climber
Hardiness Hardy
Repeating Excellent
Special Characteristics 5 x 4 ft.

The cupped, loose petalled, rosette-shaped flowers of ‘William Morris’ are a lovely glowing shade of apricot-pink, paling slightly on the outside of the petals. There is a strong fragrance with elements of tea and fruit. It repeat flowers well. ‘William Morris’ forms a large, well-rounded shrub with good disease resistance. A vigorous variety, its growth is tall and slightly arching with light green, rather glossy foliage and few thorns. It is extremely hardy and reliable, making it an ideal rose for further back in the border, where it will withstand some competition better than most. ‘William Morris’ is perhaps better grown as a short climber. Named after the artist, designer and writer to mark the centenary of the University of East London.