Thursday, 5 April 2012

WISLEY 2008 ROSE

This is a David Austin rose called Wisley 2008, which has been introduced to the market this year. This is a rose of exceptional delicacy and charm, with flowers that are shallowly cupped and about 8 cm across; the petals arranged in a most perfect rosette formation – their colour being a very pure soft pink; the outer petals paling a little towards the edge. It bears some resemblance to an old Alba Rose such as ‘Queen of Denmark’. The growth is elegantly arching, producing its flowers along the stems and building up into a fine, vigorous shrub. This can reach up to 1.5m in height, although it can also be pruned back harder, when it can easily be maintained at around 1m, as required. There is a delightful, fresh, fruity fragrance with hints of raspberries and tea. It is a good choice for both formal and informal areas of the garden and also, perhaps, for a hedge.   Named for the famous RHS Gardens at Wisley, where many English Roses are planted. This variety should not be confused with a rose named ‘Wisley’ which, although beautiful, was unfortunately very prone to diseases.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely rose...
    Beautiful colour and picture!!
    Wish you a very Happy Easter.

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  2. Jest śliczna i ma bardzo ładny kolor. Przydałby mi się taka w ogródku, musze pomyśleć o tym. Pozdrawiam.
    It is beautiful and has a very nice color. I could use this in the garden, I have to think about it. Yours.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous rose! Perfect shape!

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  4. beautifully captured rose!

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  5. i love the soft, delicate pink color. it's beautiful.

    Crown of Thorns

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  6. Beautiful! It is so full of petals that it looks almost like a small peony! Nice photo :)

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  7. It is lovely we used to be frequent visitors to the RHS Gardens at Wisley when we lived in the UK, it is a lovely place for gardeners to visit.

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  8. Such a gorgeous shade of pink, and caught at exactly the right moment of blooming!

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  9. Beautiful photo of a beautiful flower, Nick.

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