Empress Joséphine

Old Rose
Colour: Bright pink
Flowering: Once Flowering
Fragrance: Medium-strong, Old Rose/fruity
Size: Medium Shrub 4ft (125cm) 3ft (90cm)
Bloom Size: Large

Large, loosely double, bright pink blooms, followed by orange hips. Fruity Old Rose fragrance. A bushy shrub with ample grey-green foliage. Descemet, 1815. Read more

Mixed Border

Shady Areas

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WHAT IS A POTTED ROSE? Potted roses can be planted all year round and are delivered in our signature gold emblem pot. Plant in the summer for instant colour in the garden or give as a thoughtful gift. Depending on the time of year your rose may or may not arrive in bloom.
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WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are delivered in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted from November to April they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
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 potted rose

potted rose

WHAT IS A POTTED ROSE? Potted roses can be planted all year round and are delivered in our signature gold emblem pot. Plant in the summer for instant colour in the garden or give as a thoughtful gift. Depending on the time of year your rose may or may not arrive in bloom.
£25.50
 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are delivered in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted from November to April they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
£18.50

Delivery - November 2020

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

Description

Large, loosely double, bright pink blooms, followed by orange hips. Fruity Old Rose fragrance. A bushy shrub with ample grey-green foliage. Descemet, 1815.

Characteristics

Colour: Bright pink BLOOM COLOUR Colour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Once Flowering REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING? REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Medium-strong, Old Rose/fruity
Bloom Size: Large BLOOM SIZE GUIDE Bloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: Old Rose
Size: Medium Shrub SIZE GUIDE All measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June. 4ft (125cm) 3ft (90cm)
Breeder: Descemet
Year of Introduction: 1815

Ideal For

Mixed Border
Shady Areas

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

Named after the great rose lover and collector, who probably did more than anyone else to establish and encourage interest in roses throughout Europe. At Malmaison, Empress Joséphine gathered together the largest collection of roses ever established up to her time.

Old ROSES

The Old Roses are divided into two categories: Summer Flowering Old Roses and Repeat Flowering Old Roses. Summer Flowering Old Roses are the true Old Roses of early European origin. It was these roses that played a key part in the development of David Austin’s English Roses. Repeat Flowering Old Roses originate from the China Roses, which had the unique ability to repeat flower throughout the summer. It may be said that the English Roses have now superseded these.

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The Story of

DAvid austin roses

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains at the heart of what we do. From one man's vision David Austin Roses has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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