Quite a bright colour for an English Rose but very useful for creating a little excitement in the border.
The tight buds are a most wonderful dark red with dashes of orange. When fully open the flowers are a lovely mixture of a rich, almost tangerine-orange with a more yellow-orange back to the petals; the whole is set off against the very dark, bronzy green leaves.
A fairly upright but bushy shrub of medium height that flowers freely and remains healthy.
A strong delicious fruity fragrance, with hints of pear, grape and citrus fruits. Won first prize at the fragrance trials in Nantes.
Named after Horatio Nelson's lover to commemorate the Battle Of Trafalger.
SIMILAR COLOUR ENGLISH ROSES.
Abraham Darby. Crown Princess Margareta. Grace. Pat Austin. St Cecilia. Evelyn. Sweet juliet. The Shepherdess.
Essential reading for all English Rose enthusiasts.
‘The English Roses’ by David Austin.
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