The Carding Mill rose, is a beautiful apricot blend English rose, with a delightful fragrance.
This apricot roses are beautiful in all stages. Both in bud stage, and fully open, the flowers and buds are quite beautiful.
As the buds begin to open, the inside of the petals are a very deep apricot color, with soft yellow undersides. Once the flower is fully open, the double blooms are cupped, and full of frilly petals.
The flowers are about 3” across, with around 80 petals. The beautiful flowers fade with age after they open.
These David Austin roses are globular, ruffled bloom form. The color is a blend of apricot, pink and yellow. There is a strong, wonderful fragrance of myrrh on these repeat flowering English roses.
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Type English Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 2004
Growth Habits Medium size, bushy, round shrub, it grows 4 ft. high by 3’ wide.
Blooms Apricot blend colored blooms
Foliage Medium size, medium green, semi- glossy foliage
Fragrance Strong, Myrrh fragrance
Hardy zone Hardy in zones 6-9
This apricot blend rose blooms in flushes all season, from June through September.
It forms a medium size, bushy, rounded shrub that grows 4’ by 3’ wide. The flowers appear in small clusters. The flowers nod slightly on the bush.
This rose makes a lovely shrub rose that looks very pretty when planted in a border. The lovely apricot roses make nice cut flowers for the vase as well.
This rose was named for a beautiful valley in the Long Mynd in the UK.
This variety is reported to love the climate of the USA, but I’ve had reports from some that have tried to grow it that suggest otherwise. It is reported to be as beautiful as claimed, and has a wonderful first year of growing and blooming, but doesn’t do well after that. Do you grow this rose? Send us your opinion of it!