The pure white flowers of Glamis Castle rose, have old rose character and charm. These profuse blooming English roses, with their ruffly petals, produce a strong scent of fruity/myrrh, and sweetness.
The dainty looking David Austin 'Glamis Castle' rose bush is a robust grower in the garden. It flowers continually all season, with mid-sized, full, shallowly cupped flowers, that are true English rose form.
The flowers open out into wide shallow cups, showing off the pointed petal edges. The color is creamy white, with tints of buff in the center of the flower.
Type English Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 1992 (Britian)
Growth Habits vigorous grower , grows 4’ tall by 3 ½’ wide
Blooms White, sometimes lightly tinted buff at first. 120 petals
Foliage dark green
Fragrance Strong Myrrh fragranceHardy zone
This bush makes a nice hedge, or rose for the front of the border. Its profuse bloom and compact size make it ideal for the smaller garden.
Its color combines well with other roses, and companion flowers, making it an easy addition to the garden.
This English rose, is without a doubt, one of the finest white English roses.
It blooms in florets of lovely cupped flowers, that are 2 1/2 inches across. The bush is quite short and bushy with numerous twiggy branches. The continuance of the flowers is exceptional.
Some consider this rose to be the best white rose ever bred by David Austin.
The Glamis Castle rose responds well to regular fertilizing, and mulching, and irrigation in hot climates.
The flowers usually stand up well in the rain. It is occasionally bothered by mildew and black spot.
This rose was named for the Scots seat of the Bowes-Lyon family, where Queen Elizabeth spent some of her childhood, and where Princess Margaret was born.