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Octavia Hill - Floribunda Rose

Octavia Hill

Floribunda. Bred by Harkness in UK in 1995.
Use:
 
Border, Bed
Color:
 
Shell Pink
Form:
 
Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Musk
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments The rose celebrates the work of Octavia Hill to establish open spaces in England, which led to the National Trust. Its shell pink petals are tinged with coral and fade toward candy pink as the flowers open on this small bushy plant. As buds open it can have some very nice high-centered hybrid tea rose form, but when the flower is open, it has perfect quartered form. Add to this a shrubby plant lush with dark green and glossy foliage, good disease resistance, and moderately good fragrance, and you have a rose any David Austin fan would love to grow.