Angel Face Rose bush is a free flowering Floribunda rose, with clusters of extra large, rich, deep, lavender double ruffled blooms, with ruby blushed edges.
The exceptionally large 3-inch purple rose flowers, on Angel Face, arise in great clusters beginning in early summer. The petals are slightly waved, with some boasting a faint, deep crimson outline along the tip.
These Floribunda roses, are so richly redolent of sweet fruit, a scent that is so addictive that, Angel Face Floribunda rose received the AARS John Cook Medal for fragrance.
Most lavender/Mauve roses are extremely fragrant, and this beautiful Floribunda rose is no exception!
Introduced in 1968 by Swim & Weeks, rose 'Angel Face' arose from a cross of ('Circus' x 'Lavender Pinocchio') x 'Sterling Silver,' and you can detect the faint silvery sheen of its parentage in certain lights.
If you like purple roses, take a closer look at these, they are a wonderful shade of purple.
Hybridizer Swim & Weeks 1968
Growth Habits Angel Face grows to a height of 3 feet, x 3 feet,Upright, and vigorous. In a mounded, spreading shape
Foliage canes are covered by leathery, semi-glossy foliage in a dark coppery green.
Blooms The 3-4" mauve/lavender curvy petals are informal, they are flat to slightly cupped, and accented with bright yellow stamens. The edges are blushed with a ruby color.
Awards AARS 1969
Fragrance This rose has the most wonderful intense perfume!
Hardiness Hardy zones 5-10 note This rose may be tender in harsher climates. (give it winter protection)
This low-growing, compact rose bush with its exquisite ruffled purple rose flowers, will bloom all season long.
The lavender/mauve wavy petals that are edged with crimson, create a most dramatic display, of purple flowers. The sweet intense fragrance make it a favorite among rose lovers everywhere. This sweet fragrance carries in the air, so you can smell it through the garden. It has won many awards for it's lovely fragrance. This is a popular rose for exhibitors.
The Angel Face rosebush needs time to establish itself,so give it a few years to mature, pruning only lightly, and you will soon have a very delightful bush of fragrant purple roses,that will give you continuous blooms all season long.
Rose bushes like this, deserve a special spot in your garden...