The Lady Gardener rose is a new 2015 introduction from the English rose breeder, David Austin.
These English, Old Rose Hybrids are a lovely apricot color with a strong, Tea fragrance.
This is the first rose of this color in the English old rose group.
The large 4" flowers are a deep shade of apricot that fade to a softer color, and the edges pale to a lighter apricot.
The beautiful rosette shaped flowers have lots of petals, and a button eye when fully open.
once opened, the loosely formed petals are displayed in a quartered formation.
Type English Old Rose Hybrid
Hybridizer David Austin 2013 (United Kingdom)
Blooms Apricot colored flowers have around 65 petals, and are about 4" across.
Growth Habits Can grow 3-4' tall, and about 2 1/2' across
Fragrance Strong, Tea, Fruity
Hardy Zones hardy zones 5-10
The Lady Gardener rose is a repeat flowering shrub rose that repeats blooms quickly. It is a healthy growing rose that stands up well, even in the rain.
Depending on how it is pruned, it can grow up to 4' tall, with a spread of 2 1/2'.
This is a very fragrant rose, with a strong Tea fragrance, with hints of cedar wood and vanilla.
The name of The Lady Gardener, was chosen to raise awareness for Plant Heritage.