The Alexander rose is a single-flowered rose with delicate looking salmon/pink flowers. The flowers have a cream colored center that turn to pale pink and yellow.
The center of the flower has a pretty cluster of yellow stamens that add to the delicate beauty of this rose. The flowers appear in airy clusters of 3-20 at the ends of the canes.
Blooming continues all season, and the bush seems to never be without flowers.
Type English Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 1992 (Britain)
Growth Habits this rose bush grows upright, 5’ by 4’wide A fairly ordinary rose with a lax growth habit
Blooms Single-flowered (wild-rose) form Salmon pink flowers fade to blush pink, with yellow centers.
Foliage gray-green, semi-glossy foliage, with few thorns
Fragrance slight fragrance is honey/citrus
Hardy zone zones 5
These are not the typical David Austin roses.
These roses appear more like Wild roses, than his typical old-fashioned English roses.
The bush is very attractive, with small single flowers in a soft copper color that quickly turn to a lighter pink, with a pale yellow center.
This color change gives the flower a wonderful mixed affect.
The stamens are very pretty as well. The flowers have 4-8 petals (Typically 5)
A bush in full bloom has a delicate effect that reminds me of butterflies! The butterflies must agree, because they are certainly attracted to this rose!
This rose is very hardy and disease resistant as well.
It would be excellent planted and used in a border, or in a cottage garden.
If you had an area of wild flowers, this rose would be delightful! It is shade tolerant, and would be pretty planted beside small trees.
It can be grown as a large shrub rose, or a climber.
When done blooming for the season, it produces rose hips in the Fall, that are perfect for making
Rose Hip Tea