New Varieties: At a Glance
All the top line information you will need, from shrub and bloom size to color and fragrance type. Discover the settings in which these new varieties can best be used to help you make an informed decision.
Behind the Name
Both of these new varieties have been named after characters from literary classics by the author, Thomas Hardy.
A Closer Look: Eustacia Vye
An exceedingly pretty rose of soft, glowing apricot pink, each bloom packed with numerous delicately ruffled petals. Held on red-tinged stems, the blooms begin as shallow cups, opening to full rosettes, revealing petals of a richer hue, which gradually pale over time. They have a delicious, strong fruity fragrance. A very healthy variety; it makes a strong vigorous shrub with bushy, upright growth.
A Closer Look: Gabriel Oak
A magnificent variety, bearing large, many petalled rosette blooms - very much in the style of the Old Roses. They are a striking shade of deep pink, the outer petals of each bloom paling slightly over time, creating a most charming effect. The beauty of the blooms is enhanced by a wonderful, strong fruity fragrance. A vigorous rose; it forms a very shapely, broad, rounded shrub with mulberry purple stems and dark green foliage, giving the overall impression of richness and abundance.
As with the wonderful literary classics we were inspired by, we hope our new roses will stand the test of time and continue to bring joy to people in their homes and gardens for years to come.
The instructions in this article cover the pruning of English Shrub Roses.
Feeding your roses twice a year will encourage strong, healthy growth and abundant flowering.