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Belle Story - English Rose Rose

Belle Story

English Rose. Bred by Austin in UK in 1984.
Use:
 
Shrub, Border, Bed
Color:
 
Shell Pink
Form:
 
Cupped
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Soon after its introduction this was the highest-rated of Austin's English roses; but today it is not among his most popular roses. It's a cupped rose in a warm pink color with relatively good fragrance. The centers of the cups are yellowish, contrasting subtly with the shell pink or candy pink petals. And the stamens can have a bright red tinge to them, creating a very interesting effect. It evidently is fairly free in its flower production, and has little problem with disease.