Bishop Darlington

Fragrant & Remontant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Bishop Darlington This is one of several itinerant hybrid musks in my own garden. It never wows, but it has survived three moves, drought, critters, and shade - putting it ahead of Cornelia and Nur Mahal. In three years it has produced a total of perhaps twelve nice, silky, single flowers three and a half inches across. Given ideal conditions it will do better. Yet I can never find the ideal site.

ARS members give it a 7.5. It's trouble-free with flowers that are single, large, silky textured, and fragrant. It's the only rose that comes to mind with this exact set of specifications so it has a unique place in many gardens.

Thomas, USA 1926
Ballerina | Sally Holmes
Zone 6-9
Bloomfield Dainty | Vanity
Hybrid Musk
Scanner Image - Linotype Jade II
Rose from SRB Garden 2000
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2000, 2003. All rights Reserved.