At a glance...
Fragrance: Medium-Strong, Old Rose
Size: Medium shrub (3 1/2ft by 3ft)
Bloom size: Medium
Breeder: David Austin, 2010
- Classic fragrance which is perfectly Old Rose in character.
- Extremely winter hardy, with upright, bushy, twiggy growth.
- A shade tolerant rose needing only a few hours of sunlight a day.
- As far as we are currently aware, this rose is completely free from disease.
BEHIND THE NAME
Susan Williams-Ellis was the renowned designer and founder behind the iconic British brand Portmeirion Pottery.
Known for it's British style, many of the designs are inspired by nature with a number of pieces featuring roses including the English Rose Scarborough Fair.
Portmeirion was founded in 1960 in Stoke-on-Trent, UK by Susan Williams-Ellis. Portmeirion was named after Portmeirion Village in North Wales, UK, which was created by Susan's father Clough Williams-Ellis in an Italianate style. It was here she first began selling pottery with her husband Euan Cooper-Willis.
As Portmeirion celebrates its 60th year, it is still as iconic today as it was at the beginning.
Admired for their strength and grace, among many other aspects, these women not only inspire, they epitomise the characteristics we look for in an English Rose.
First bred by David Austin over 30 years ago, this rose was named after the influential garden designer and horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll.
By following these simple steps, you will ensure your potted shrub rose gets off to the best possible start.