The Ingenious Mr Fairchild Rose
David Austin, English Roses
The Ingenious Mr Fairchild Rose has large, very full, peony like flowers of deep pink touched with lilac and a lighter mauve on the outside of the fringe-like petals. This is a very pretty English rose in the garden. The very beautiful, peony-like flowers are like deep cups filled with outstanding pink/blend petals. The lovely cupped blooms appear on the bush in small clusters, and come in flushes all through the growing season.
Type English Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 2003 (Britain)
Growth Habits this rose bush grows up to 5’ tall, by by 4’wide
Blooms Large, peony like flowers are deep pink, with a lighter mauve reverse. Cupped flowers with approximately 70 petals Flowers are 3 ½” across
Foliage Medium size, Dark-green, semi-glossy foliage
Fragrance moderate fragrance is fruity
Hardy zone zones 6b-9b
The growth of this rose is spreading and arching. It becomes a very bushy, rounded shrub that is very well-branched, and makes a nice shrub rose. Growing to five feet tall, it can become a very substantial bush in the garden.
It grows quite vigorous, and may require some summer pruning to keep it shaped the way you want.
These David Austin roses are very healthy, and very disease resistant. They are a good choice for the garden, used as shrub roses, and also for landscape roses.
This rose has a strong, and delightful fruity rose fragrance, with hints of raspberry, mint, and peach.
This rose was named after “Thomas Fairchild”, a London nurseryman. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society, and made the first recorded flower Hybrid in 1720 in London.
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