The Charles Rennie Mackintosh rose is a lovely lilac pink colored English rose by David Austin.
This unique rose has old-fashioned, frilly flowers of a deep dusky purple color. The flowers get wider as they open, and turn to a pure lilac color. The flowers have many in-curved petals that twist, and are reminiscent of a cupped Bourbon rose.
These roses are quite fragrant, (musky, old rose) and repeat flowers all season.
Type English (Modern) Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 1988 (United Kingdom)
Blooms Lilac Pink Cupped blooms About 160 petals flowers are around 2 1/2" across
Foliage Mid-green leaves, prickly plant
Growth Habits Bushy plant, twiggy, Vigorous growing, grows 4 1/2 by 3'.
Fragrance Moderate, Musky, Old Rose scent
Hardy Zones hardy zone 5-9
Unique among the David Austin Roses, this exceptional English rose has soft lilac pink coloring that is more pronounced in cooler weather and more pink in warm climates. Hardy in a wide range of climates (zones 5-9),it seems to do well through all conditions!
The cup shaped flowers are held high above the foliage. The beautiful blooms hold up well even in the rain, and keep producing blooms even in hot dry climates.
The flowers open out,with a ring of large guard petals enclosing a shallow cupped mass of quilled petals that are arranged in quarters around a button eye.
With age the petals fade to gray pink at the edges. You'll find attractive flowers always full of variety.
The flowers are borne in nodding clusters of 3-9. The bush is twiggy, upright growing, and extremely prickly. It becomes a shrub rose with many thin, wiry stems and spiky thorns.
This rose has very good disease resistance and is extremely hardy. It has excellent repeat flowering, and is a vigorous grower that flowers tirelessly. It constantly sends up new shoots from the base of the plant, making more flowering canes.
In warmer areas it will benefit from some summer pruning.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh make nice cut flowers that are great when mixed with other colors in a floral arrangement.
It was named for the Scottish architect and Art Nouveau designer "Charles Rennie Mackintosh" (1868-1928)
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