Wollerton Old Hall

English Rose
This is the most fragrant of this year's new varieties and, indeed, one of the most fragrant of all English Roses. It has the distinctive myrrh scent which is rarely found in roses, appearing first in ‘Constance Spry', and later in ‘Scepter'd Isle'. The plump buds have attractive flashes of red. These open to form round, rich buttery colored blooms which eventually pale to a softer creamy color. Even when the flowers are fully open, they retain their beautifully rounded chalice shape. It forms a particularly healthy and bushy shrub with many stems shooting from the base, remaining relatively upright with few thorns. Its more upright habit makes it suitable for both formal and informal situations. It should be positioned where its strong scent can be easily appreciated. Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire has one of the most beautiful private gardens in the country, not far from David Austin's nursery. The gardens are set around a 16th Century Hall and is open to the public on selected days throughout the summer.

5 x 3.5ft or 8'H as a climber

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