The Winchester Cathedral rose is a white version of another great rose of David Austin, 'Mary Rose'.
This rose has all the same great qualities of it's parent, except that the color is white instead of pink. It will however, occassionally produce a white rose with the slightest pink in the center of the flower.
Type Old Rose Hybrid
Hybridizer David Austin 1988
Blooms White flowers that could revert to pink have 85 petals, and are around 2 1/2" across rounded bloom form
Foliage Medium green foliage, semi glossy is medium green color
Growth Habit Bushy shrub grows 4' by 4'
Fragrance Old rose fragrance
Hardy Zone 5-10
Like it's parent, this rose is repeat blooming. The flowers are cupped ,old fashioned rounded flowers. The white flowers sometimes revert to white on the bush, giving you both pink and white flowers on the same bush!
The flowers on this white version of Mary Rose, appear in small clusters, in flushes all season.
This is a hardy, and vigorous growing rose bush, with a moderate, sweet fragrance. The fragrance is old rose with a hint of honey and almond blossom.
The bush is beautiful in full bloom. It is a mass of flowers on a bushy shrub, that blooms in intervals throughout the season.
This rose bush grows tall and upright. (4' by 4') The canes are (almost) thorn-less.
They make great roses for cutting. They look nice in bouquets, and have such a great scent!
Winchester Cathedral was named after one of the finest cathedrals in Great Britain.
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