Height & Width:
4 ft x 2 ft
It's an old hybrid tea rose whose seed parent was the much loved Mrs. John Laing. It shares with that parent flower color, good fragrance, and floral beauty. Dame Edith is a longer-limbed more open shrub with pleasingly darker and glossier foliage. She also inherits nicely scrolled petals. Sadly, the rose has a weakness for blackspot.
BTW The oldest hybrid tea roses such as La France had rather thin petals that scrolled tightly. Dame Edith does, too. It's a fine retro look that had nearly disappeared by the middle of the twentieth century.
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