Rosa 'Mary Rose'
Repeat-flowering rose with large, sweetly fragrant flowers, dark green foliage, and small reddish thorns. Pink, double flowers, about 8 cm across, bowl-shaped, resembling old damask roses. Hips are not particularly ornamental.
Registration name: Rosa 'AUSmary'. Bred by David Austin (UK). 'Mary Rose' was the name of Henry VIII's flagship, recovered from the Solent after 400 years.
Prefers a position in full sun and any, well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance.
Reliable, well-shaped shrub, free-flowering with lovely, old-fashioned flowers, ideal for cottage style gardens or borders, planted in groups or as a single specimen. Cut flowers last well on water.
Type of plantShrub - Deciduous
Sizeto 1.5 m tall and 1 m wide
Landscape UseFlower display, cut flowers, fragrance, cottage garden style, old-fashioned borders
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: High
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Light Medium Heavy
- Wind tolerance: Average