The Harlow Carr rose, is a fragrant, David Austin rose that bears beautiful, pure pink blooms with old rose character.
The flowers on Harlow Carr, are double, very full petaled, and cupped. The flowers have a strong, old rose scent that is like that of rose scented perfume. The beautiful cupped roses are formed all the way to the ground, making for a very attractive bush when in full bloom.
Type English Rose, Old Rose Hybrid
Hybridizer David Austin 2004
Growth Habits A vigorous habit of growth. It grows 4 ft. high by 3 ft. wide. It becomes rounded, and arching.
Blooms Pure rose pink color. The blooms are double, cupped flower form, with 120 petals. The flowers measure around 3-4" across.
Foliage Medium green, semi-glossy foliage
Fragrance Strong fragrance, of old rose perfume
Hardy zone zones 6b-9
Note: Many zone 5 gardeners have reported having good results growing this rose! (The David Austin catalog reports it as being good for both hot and cold climates) I suggest the hottest climates would not have such good luck.
In hot areas this David Austin English rose, would do better with a bit of protection, or maybe even slight shade. The blooms tend to burn and drop in the hot sun.
Note: Gardeners in California report that this rose does not do well for them. It is said that the first flush of blooms, although very beautiful, displays all the blooms at once, and the hot sun quickly destroys them. The bush is then without any blooms until the next flush. Colder climates, report more favorably.
‘Harlow Carr’ is quite beautiful in borders, or hedges, and makes excellent cut flowers. Be careful of the thorns, because there are lots of them.
The rose, Harlow Carr, was named for the Royal Horticultural Society garden in Yorkshire in the UK.
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