The Alnwick rose bears rich, soft pink roses with plenty of fragrance. These lovely English roses are beautiful at all stages.
They begin as dark, cup shaped pink buds that gradually open to a very deep cupped softer pink colored rose that pales at the outer edges to almost white.
It produces typical full-petaled, shallow cupped roses, like many of the English roses.
The fragrance on this repeat flowering rose is delicious (Old rose with just a hint of Raspberry).
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Type English Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 2001
Blooms Pink roses are double bloom form with shallow cups. Around 120 petals
Foliage Medium size, medium green foliage is semi-glossy
Growth Habit Bushy, upright growing plant gets 4' high by 2 1/2' wide
Fragrance Old Rose fragrance Opinions vary on fragrance
Hardy zones hardy zones 5-9
Parentage; Seedling X Golden Celebration
These David Austin English roses bloom from late spring through summer, giving you lots of beautiful pink colored roses.
The blooms come in small clusters.
The bush is an upright grower that forms a rounded bush that stays compact. (only to about 4') It has plenty of green foliage that nicely compliment the pretty flowers.
This rose particularly likes the warm summers of the US, and is quite hardy.
The fragrance varies for one garden to another. David Austin's description of fragrance for this rose is 'Old Rose' scent, but as you can see below, a reader from another area describes it as smelling of violets. Others have said that it is 'Old Rose with a hint of Raspberries'.
No matter what the fragrance, Alnwick is one beautiful rose!
The Alnwick was named for a garden at Alnwick castle owned by the Duke and Dutchess of Northumberland in the UK, where they have a fabulous collection of roses. The collection includes many David Austin varieties.
As you can see from the above picture, these roses are very free-flowering, and make beautiful shrub roses to line a garden or path. And just imagine the fragrance, while walking down that path or taking a break in the chair!
by Sanja Grcic
For me, this David Austin has a violets fragrance, is rich pink, and cup shaped
Beautiful roses! Thanks so much Sanja for sharing them with us!