Rosa x hybrida 'AUSrelate' ('Lichfield Angel')

Lichfield Angel Rose


Patents: PP#18702

Family: Rosa

Genus: Rosa

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 10

Size: 4' tall and 3' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun

Description: 

Double full flowers, 4" diameter. 100 petals. "The flowers of this rose commence as charming peachy pink cups, gradually opening to form neatly cupped rosettes. Each bloom has a perfect ring of creamy-apricot waxy petals enclosing numerous smaller petals. Eventually the petals turn back to form a large, domed, creamy-white flower. The overall effect in the mass in sunshine is almost pure white." Good in the Southeast. Repeat blooms. Light fragrance. Good in the southeast. Old Rose Hybrid David Austin English Rose Collection.

History: 

Patent application filed in 2006. Objective "to produce a repeat flowering healthy variety with creamy white blooms on a vigorous shrub."

Lichfield Angel is a limestone sculptured panel, from the 8th century, which was recently discovered in Lichfield Cathedral. It depicts the Archangel Gabriel and still bears the remnants of Saxon paint.

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My Experience: 

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


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