Princess Alexandra of Kent (Ausmerchant)
David Austin Recommended Variety
Patent No. 19828

Category English Roses
  (English Rose Collection)
Bred By David Austin Roses
Flower Type Double/Full Bloom
Hardiness Hardy
Fragrance Strong
Repeating Excellent

We are very honoured to name this rose for Princess Alexandra, who is a cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. She is a keen gardener and great lover of roses. The rose that bears her name has unusually large flowers of a warm, glowing pink. They are full-petalled and deeply cupped in shape, all enclosed in a ring of outer petals of a softer pink; creating a most pleasing effect. In spite of their size, they are never clumsy; being held nicely poised on a well-rounded shrub. Because of their size, there is a lot to be said for planting in groups of three, keeping both flowers and growth nicely balanced. They have a delicious fresh Tea fragrance which, interestingly, changes completely to lemon as the flower ages – eventually taking on additional hints of blackcurrants. It is very healthy. 3.5 x 3ft.

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23 October 2014