Princess Alexandra of Kent

 

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Rose name: Princess Alexandra of Kent

Other names: AUSmerchant

Hybridizer: David Austin

Country: United Kingdom

Introduced: 2007

Type: shrub, English Old Rose Hybrid

Colour: pink

Height: up to 100 cm

Fragrance: strong fragrance (tea fragrance at first, changing to lemon with hints of blackcurrant as the flower ages)

Flower size, open: large

Disease resistance: very healthy according to David Austin

Growing in containers: small plant, ideal for pots and containers

Blooming: repeat flowering

Heritage: seedling x seedling

Named after: This rose was named in honour of Princess Alexandra of Kent, who is a cousin to Queen Elizabeth II.

In my garden: It is lovely and is still flowering in my unheated greenhouse in October. The colour is jolly candy pink ( the real colour is more radiant than what you see in the pictures!).

 

 

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