ROSE OF THE WEEK
Shrub Rose. 1976. 5ft-6ft
This award winning rose is one our favourite shrub roses.
Exceptionally large trusses of beautiful buff to ivory blooms with silvery pink edging.
This rose is easily recognisable by its spikes of five petalled flowers thickly clustered on lofty stems.
There can be few lovelier sights on a calm summers day, especially when viewed against a dark background.
A tall commanding plant with dark glossy leaves which can reach 6ft and with a bit of help can be grown as a climber. Also makes an extremely attractive and scented hedge.
Should be planted out of the wind as the long stems can thrash around and become damaged.
A delightful and unusual shrub with a good long flowering period and very healthy.Almost thornless with excellent disease resistance and will also cope with shade but does prefer full sun.
Good perfume and makes a good cut flower as the blooms last an age in water.
Royal National Rose Society Trial Ground Certificate. 1975
Belfast Certificate Of Merit 1979
Baden Baden Gold Medal 1980
Glasgow Fragrance Award 1993
Portland Gold Medal 1993
Bred by Robert Holmes. Cheshire. UK. The rose is named after the breeders wife Sally.
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Over 1000 varieties to choose from.