>I’ve heard it all before: You know, about what a prolific bloomer any certain rose is and how it has such a wonderful scent…… My Momma told me a long time ago, “honey, don’t believe anything your hear, and only about half of what you see”.. I grew up believing that and have applied in my efforts to select roses for my garden.
David Austin lists this rose as one that is the “first to bloom in spring, and last to stop blooming in autumn”. He goes on to say that it has a lovely fragrance.
I would never have given this rose a passing glance in the catalogs, it just didn’t look that appealing to me, until I actually saw it in bloom at S & W Greenhouse back in July.
After one glance, I knew this rose was destined for my garden. It has an old rose charm that will convince you. I planted two bushes beside one another the first part of July, and we are now on a second bloom cycle!
The growth habit of this rose is very upright, and does not nod, as some of the other Austins we have. They form nice shrubs, but have arching canes and nodding blooms.