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.