Rosa x hybrida 'AUSmerchant' ('Princess Alexandra of Kent')

Princess Alexandra of Kent Rose


Patents: PP#19828

Family: Rosa

Genus: Rosa

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 10

Size: 3.5' tall and 3' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun

Description: 

Double large flowers, full petalled, deeply cupped. 130 petals. Soft pink outer petals with warm pink inner ones. Repeat flowering. Fresh tea fragrance changing to lemon and eventually with hints of blackcurrant. Good in the southeast. Old Rose Hybrid David Austin English Rose Collection.

History: 

Patent application filed in 2007. Cross between two unnamed varieties. Objective to produce a "very healthy repeat flowering variety having large, pink blooms with a strong fragrance and strong rounded growth".

Winner of the fragrance award 2010 Desert Rose Society Show and 2009 Glasgow Trials.

Relatives: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a bareroot plant from David Austin Roses in January 2015.


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