The Tamora Rose is an old English hybrid rose produced by David Austin.
It is one of the loveliest, apricot colored English roses. It is popular not only for the pretty blooms, but also the wonderful fragrance.
It is one of his earlier bred roses, but still a worthwhile one to grow. It is excellent in all areas, but does best in warmer climates, where it will stay bushy and compact.
Tamora is suitable for the garden, a border,
and even a hedge.
Type English/Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 1987
Blooms Apricot/yellow colored blooms. The rounded flowers open to shallow cups, with deeper yellow in the center that pales toward the margins. Flowers are 3" across with 40-50 petals
Growth Habits Grows upright 3' tall by 3' wide.
Foliage foliage is medium size, matte
Fragrance strong myrrhHardy Zone
This repeat-flowering English rose grows reliably short. It has a sweet apricot color, with a delicious fruity/myrrh fragrance.
The much darker colored buds open to softer colored blooms that are first rounded, then open to shallow cups.
This variety does well in warmer areas, where it produces armloads of luscious blooms. The silky petals are arranged in layers in an old-fashioned form, that is so popular in English Roses.
This is a great rose for cutting! But be careful, this is a very Thorny,prickly rose bush! The delicious fragrance is of lilac and mimosa.
It is very suitable as a shrub rose, as it continues to produce flowers Summer through Fall.
The short, bushy, upright plant is also very disease resistant. (One of the most disease resistant, of the Austin roses)
The name 'Tamora' was derived from the Shakespeare's play 'Titus Andronicus'.