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Carolyn Knight

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin


Carolyn Knight

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin

Large, cupped flowers with a strong, particularly delicious scent
  • Height & Spread

    4.5ft x 3.5ft

  • Colour

    Soft gold

  • Fragrance


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  • Description

    We find that the occasional variety will, after a few years, produce a sport - in other words a plant that varies in just one characteristic, usually colour. Here, 'Summer Song', has sported from its usual striking burnt orange colour to a distinctive shade of soft gold. At the bud stage the colour is a most beautiful shade of apricot complete with a lovely pink flush. All other characteristics are the same as 'Summer Song'. The young flowers are quite rounded opening up into large, fully double, cup-shaped flowers which hang gracefully on the stem. The sweet, warm honey fragrance has a remarkable depth and complexity. Each flower is subtly different with varying hints of almond, myrrh, blackcurrant and tea. .

  • Characteristics

    • Family:

      English Shrub Rose

    • Fragrance Strength:


    • Flowering:

      Repeat Flowering

    • Fragrance Notes:


    • Colour:

      Soft gold

    • Height & Spread:

      4.5ft x 3.5ft

  • Ideal for

    • Mixed Border

    • Rose Border

  • Growing Conditions

    • Full Sunlight

    • East, South, West Facing

    • All soil types

  • Origin of Name

    Carolyn Knight was a great help to the nursery in the early days when she helped with various aspects of design. Sadly she passed away recently.

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