Mary Rose has been one of the most popular English roses since its introduction in the early 1980’s. One of the earliest to flower with blooms of rose pink all summer long; it forms a great display in the garden and combines well with other garden plants. The fragrance is delicious and is described on the David Austin website as being ‘Old Rose, honey and almonds’ Interesting!
Easy to grow in any garden and also ideal if you wish to grow it as a standard; Mary Rose is a busy grower to 1.2m high and wide. Health is generally good.
Bred from Wife of Bath x The Miller, it has been used for further breeding by David Austin and is a parent of creations such as L.D. Braithwaite, Kathryn Morley, Sharifa Asma and William Shakespeare. It also produced a white sport or mutation named Winchester Cathedral which is well worth growing.
Named for the flagship of King Henry VIII which was sunk in 1545 and recovered in 1982 from the Solent.