The Lichfield Angel rose is a beautiful English Rose developed by David Austin.
The large, creamy apricot colored blooms are dome shaped rosettes that are produced very freely on the bush.
The flowers begin as peachy pink colored buds that open slowly. They become deep cups that open to neat rosettes of creamy apricot. Then the petals turn back to form dome shaped rose blooms that are creamy white.
A large planting of these old fashioned looking flowers is a spectacular sea of white.
The lovely roses have a mild clove fragrance.
The mature rosebush forms a very attractive, rounded shrub.
The old fashioned flowers come in small clusters, and repeat continually throughout the growing season.
Type English Mush Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 2006 (United Kingdom
Blooms Creamy White/Apricot blooms are very full, large, and cupped rosettes. Cluster flowered. Flowers are 4" across with 110 petals
Foliage Medium size foliage is dark green and semi-glossy
Growth Habits A Medium size shrub that grows 4' x 4'. Bushy, rounded and vigorous growing.
Fragrance Mild scent that at one point is clove like
Hardy Zones 6b - 9b (some references say 5-9)
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These lovely English roses grow into a neat, round shrub of around 4' wide and tall.
The leaves are semi-glossy, and the bush is thought to be disease resistant.
The Lichfield Angel rose is highly recommended by David Austin. His site states that this rose does very well in the U.S. climate, is both drought and disease resistant, and even ideal for poor soil. Even the challenging hot and humid South East climates should do well with it.
Wondering about the name? A Lichfield angel is a sculptured panel made of limestone in the 8th century. It was recently discovered in the United Kingdom in the Lichfield Cathedral.
'Lichfield Angel' is a rose that blends well with all other colors of roses and/or flowers in your garden.
Useful in beds, borders, and as cut flowers for the vase.