Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I've always admired old roses, especially the many petaled 'cup' varieties. They also tend to have better fragrance than many over-bred modern tea roses. But they often only bloom in one flush in the spring. This is where rose breeder David Austin came to the rescue. He has bred a number of wonderful roses that have the old rose form and fragrance combined with the modern rose habit of blooming all summer. The rose pictured here is a David Austin rose, "Heritage" planted in front of the house.

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