New Fragrant English Roses

By Charlie Nardozzi, December 4, 2007


David Austin's English roses have been gracing the gardening world for more than 25 years. These roses combine the beauty and everblooming nature of modern hybrid tea and floribunda roses with the petal shape and fragrance of old-fashioned roses.

For 2008 David Austin is releasing two new English rose varieties. 'Janet' features a 4-foot-tall hybrid tea-style plant and flower with peachy pink blooms that are dashed with hints of copper and yellow. It has a strong tea rose fragrance. 'Windermere' is a 3-foot-tall compact bush that features densely packed 3- to 4-inch-diameter cream-colored blossoms that have up to 80 petals per flower. The flowers have a fruity fragrance with grapefruit overtones. Both roses grow best in full sun and are hardy to USDA zone 5.

For more information on these new English roses, go to: Jackson & Perkins.


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