David Austin Roses, also known as English roses, have always been popular with New Zealand gardeners for many years with any new releases eagerly sought out as they come on the market. This month, we feature a new variety that will be released in New Zealand in 2017.
‘Boscobel’ has well formed rich salmon rosette blooms which are strongly fragrant with a strong myrrh fragrance. With good repeat flowering and exceptional health, this variety will fit into any garden situation. It is an upright, medium growing plant with dark green glossy foliage.
Named for Boscobel House, located in Shropshire which is owned by English Heritage. Built in 1632, the house is famous because Charles II hid there in an oak tree while being pursued by Cromwell’s soldiers during the English Civil War.
A welcome addition to the range of David Austin roses and one that is bound to be popular with New Zealand gardeners.
Photo courtesy David Austin Roses