The Pilgrim

Fragrant & Remontant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Cressida I am always lamenting the fact that I cannot really grow climbing teas or noisettes or yellow toned hybrid musks because the climate is too cold where I live and garden. So it was a pleasant surprise when I spotted The Pilgrim, a David Austin rose trained up a pillar. Its coloring and its delicacy reminded me of the roses I miss and of the fact that this would make a fine, hardy substitute.

This rose was easily eight feet tall, it was well branched and foliaged. There was no sign of disease, and the rose was busy creating new blooms. In short, it was the most impressive climber in the garden at the time. ARS members rate it 7.9.

Austin, UK 1992
Zone 4-9
English Rose
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Berkeley Rose Garden, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.