The Eglantyne rose, are David Austin English roses, with such a delicate beauty, they are considered by some as one of the most beautiful of English roses. The lovely, soft pink flowers on the Eglantyne rose are quite large, and of exquisite form.
As the flowers on this pink rose bush open, the petals turn up at the edges, forming shallow saucers filled with small petals, and later reflecting back to lightly domed flowers.
These deeply cupped, ruffled blooms are perfect for cutting. They have a wonderful charming and delicate, (and quite strong), Old rose scent.
The flowers last really well on the bush, and are very long lasting in the vase. The old-fashioned form, quartered flowers appear in small clusters, of 3-9, that are nodding, and long lasting. The blooms come in flushes all season.
Type English Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 1994 (Britain)
Growth Habits A shrub rose bush that can grow 4’ tall, and 3 1/2 ‘wide.
Blooms Flesh pink colored blooms, are cupped to flat, quartered, ruffled 50& petals
Foliage deep green foliage, disease resistant
Fragrance Strong, Tea fragrance
Hardy zone zones 6-10
The pale pink flowers of these English roses,have mid-pink colored backs and paler pink edges. As they age, they fade to paler pink, and white. The quilled rosettes have masses of petals, and sometimes a button eye, or a green pointel.
This beautiful rosebush grows upright, and bushy, and of medium height, making it an ideal garden plant for the border, or for bedding.
The slender, upright bush is very prickly. The delicate, soft pink flowers stand out well against the deep green leaves that are also very disease resistant. This is a very floriferous rose that is almost always in bloom!
This rose was named after Eglantyne Jebb; the founder of the 'Save the Children Fund' ; during World War I.
Eglantyne was a very charitable lady.