Mary Magdalene rose is a most charming English rose with pearl pink flowers.
These English roses, are not only very beautiful and floriferous growing roses, but they have that old rose character common in the David English roses. These English roses have flowers that are a very soft apricot-pink with dainty, silky petals arranged around a button eye.
The flowers fade to a mother-of-pearl color, and gradually to ivory white. The backs of the petals are a bit paler color. The center petals are smaller.
Type Old Rose Hybrid (Shrub)
Hybridizer David Austin 1998
Growth Habits Dense, bushy, healthy bush that can grow up to 4’ tall and wide
Blooms Pearl Pink, with a slightly darker petal back, and a hint of coral at the center. Lightly cupped flowers are 3 1/2” across have 110 petals
Foliage small size, matte, medium/dark green, with a crimson edge when young
Fragrance Strong, tea, myrrh
Hardy zone zones 5-10
The flowers are typical English roses; they are very full, and form lightly cupped rosettes. From bud to bloom, it is a most beautiful rose, in all stages of it's development.
The flowers come singly and in clusters of up to seven. (Typically they have three).
This is a great rose for cutting! Beautiful color, and great fragrance!
The strong fragrance has that “old rose” charm as well. It is strong myrrh, with a hint of clove that makes you say “ ummm… when you smell it.
This shrub rose will become a very dense, spreading, bushy rose bush.
Uses: It is a nice rose used for a border, a garden rose, mixed plantings, and don’t forget to pick some for the vase!(You'll love that fragrance!)
This very beautiful rose was named for the church of St. Mary Magdalene, Albrighton
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