The Prince rose, is a fragrant, Austin rose that bears beautiful, royal purple blooms.
The rose flowers are, double, very full petaled, and cupped. The flowers have a strong, old rose scent that is often seen on the dark colored Gallica roses.
The flowers first appear a deep crimson color, and then eventually turn to a rich, velvety, royal purple color. The rosette form blooms, are velvety, and strongly scented.
They are great for exhibiting. If you grow it, I’m sure you’ll be picking bouquets of this magnificent colored and scented rose! (Why leave all the beauty in the garden, when you can enjoy them inside as well)
Type English Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 2003
Growth Habits A compact habit of growth. It grows 3 ft. high by 2 ½ ft. wide.
Blooms Deep royal purple color. The blooms are cupped flower form, with 125 petals. The flowers measure around 3-4’ across.
Foliage Dark green, dusky foliage
Fragrance Strong fragrance, of old rose perfume
Hardy zone zones 6
The small size of the bush, makes this rose perfect for the front of the border in your garden, as well as planted in containers.
This is a disease resistant rose bush that is resistant to Black spot, as well as Mildew.
This is a very attractive rose that is repeat flowering. The repeat on this rose is considered excellent. It continues to produce rose’s right through the season, and into Fall.
In hot areas this David Austin English rose, would do better with a bit of protection, or maybe even slight shade. The blooms tend to burn in the hot sun.
The parents of this rose are “The Squire and Lillian Austin” (Both beautiful English roses from David Austin.)
Try planting some pink or yellow roses as companions, for a nice contrast.