Grace rose is a sweet looking rose, that produces the most lovely apricot colored English roses. The center of the flower is a deeper apricot color, with lighter apricot tones towards the petal edges.
When these apricot roses open, the blooms are shallowly cupped, and then the outer petals reflex back, to form a perfect rosette.
All stages of these apricot David Austin English roses are beautiful, from the pointed buds, to the shallow cupped rose, and finally the perfect rosette when those outer petals reflex back.
If you love the old-fashioned look of English roses, (as I do), these are very soft, and romantic blooms that are not only great in the garden, but stunning in bouquets!
Type Old Rose Hybrid (Shrub)
Hybridizer David Austin 2001
Growth Habits Dense, bushy, a healthy growing bush that can grow up to 4’ tall and wide
Blooms Pure Apricot, with a slightly darker center. Shallowly cupped flowers 3-4” across have 40& petals
Foliage medium size, medium green, matte. Red when young
Fragrance Strong, Sensuous, sweet, tea fragrance
Hardy zone zones 6-10
These English roses make a nice specimen in the garden, growing into a nicely branched bush, around 4’ by 4’.
This is a very healthy growing rose with excellent repeat flowering. The stems are red colored when young, turning green as they age.
In warmer areas, this rose bush should be pruned to keep it in shape. Pruning will also keep the bush flowering to its potential.
This rose can be used in many situations, including: (but not limited to) borders, garden beds, mixed beds, containers, and specimen roses. If you enjoy cutting your roses,these make excellent cut flowers. (This is a favorite florist rose)
These lovely apricot roses with their delicious sweet, tea rose fragrance,make stunning bouquets. This is a very popular wedding rose, because of the unique apricot color, and the warm and sensuous fragrance.
The Grace rose blooms in flushes throughout the growing season.