Large - about 4 inches
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
4 ft x 4 ft
It may have taken David Austin the better part of fifty years to achieve true shrubby nature in his English roses, but Charles Darwin is evidence that if one has a clear vision, works hard enough and long enough, and has just a little luck along the way, one can sometimes achieve great things. According to Austin, the blooms are among the largest of those to be found among English roses but the entry at HMF suggests they rarely reach four inches across. They have a nice cupped form. And they are fragrant. Typically, their yellow coloration is just a little stronger than primrose but the rose may render a rather pale apricot with definite pinkish overtones sometimes. The plant is well branched, healthy, and lush with foliage.
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