The flowers, which are small and single, are held in very large heads rather like a hydrangea and are produced almost continuously from early summer through to the end of the season. The young buds are soft apricot opening to pure white, with a hint of soft lemon behind the stamens. The flowers are followed by small red hips which should be removed to encourage repeat flowering. It is extremely healthy and completely thornless - an unusual thing among roses. It has a bushy but upright habit of growth, making it ideal for the back of the mixed border. A group of two or three or more bushes will provide a mass of white as though were covered with snow.
This rose is particularly suitable for forming a magnificent impenetrable flowering hedge. Hips are produced in the Autumn, giving colour right through to the end of the year.
Named to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Kew Gardens.
GOLD STANDARD AWARD WINNER 2010. Since 2006 a few roses are selected each year for this prestigious award. Based on cumulative information from invited independent judges, the Gold Standard is awarded to worthy varieties. Health, floriferousness, scent and commercial appeal are all considered key factors in the final choice. For further information please see Gold Award Winning Roses on the Main Menu.