The flowers are light crimson in the bud but, as the centre gradually reveals itself, it becomes a very deep velvety crimson while the outer petals remain rather lighter in colour. They are of large size and cupped at first, becoming shallowly cupped with time.
The growth is quite bushy, forming a broad shrub with good disease-resistance. The leaves are mid-green; the younger leaves being red-bronze to form a nice contrast.
There is a strong Old Rose fragrance with a fruity note. ‘Warm and fruity with blackberry, blueberry and damson’.
This arrived as a bare root on 10th November. Soaked for 4 hours and planted in a container on 13th.
This was all finished by the end of June… Am I supposed to prune it or something?
September: Well, I pruned it lightly, and all of a sudden there’s a second flush of flowers…
Just in time for the house (+ garden) move… What a lovely surprise
This planting is in the Container Flowers garden.
Purchased from David Austin Roses Ltd
Latest Milestone Flowering
A Perfect Stem of Roses/Buds: Munstead Wood brought into the House
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Budding day 811
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The 3rd flush…
Budding day 634
18 of them! Seems to have responded well to the pruning!
Budding day 623
And a 3rd flush…
Blooming day 610
Second flush just starting to unfurl
Budding day 603
A second flush emerging…
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Budding day 546
Breaking Dormancy day 483
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A final flourish…
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Budding day 288
Well, what a welcome surprise! Reckon it’ll flower just as we move
Blooming day 203
3 full flowers and masses of buds. It smells divine!
Reviewed day 203
Wow! This rose is exactly as described… The scent is astonishing, and the colour changes, as it goes from deep red buds to lighter blooms is beautiful. Prolific flowerer too!
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Budding day 163
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