The Tea Clipper rose has blooms that are a deep apricot color in the center, and paler apricot on the outer petals with a button eye. As the blooms open, the petals gradually turn back.
The nicely quartered flowers form informal rosette shapes, and have around 100 petals.
This repeat flowering English rose by David Austin is particularly healthy growing. It can be grown as a large shrub rose, or left to grow as a small climber.
Type Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin United Kingdom 2006
Blooms Apricot/Blend colored informal rosettes with a button eye. Around 100 petals on a flower that is about 3 1/2" across.
Foliage Medium size, matte, dark green leaves
Fragrance Tea/Myrrh Fruity
Growth Habit Forms a large, bushy shrub (4' by 3') or a short climber 6-8'
Hardy Zones zones 5-10
This very healthy English shrub rose is (nearly) without thorns.(prickles)
It does well growing as a large shrub rose, and equally well if let to grow taller and used as a short climber.
The flowers are large, very full, old-fashioned looking roses that appear in small clusters all through the growing season.
The vigorous canes will have you picking blooms all season. And those blooms are very fragrant! The nearly thorn-less canes make picking roses a bit easier!
If you love apricot colored roses, these are a real beauty. They have a unique color, wonderful fragrance, vigorous growth, you can grow them tall or shorter, they are repeat blooming, and very healthy growing!
These David Austin English roses were named for the last of the great sailing ships to mark the centenary of the death of Frederick Horniman.
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