Princess Alexandra of Kent

(Ausmerchant) English Standard Tree Rose Bred By David Austin

Best For Flowering

Best For Fragrance

Colour: Bright pink
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Strong, Tea
Size: Standard Tree 6ft (180cm)
Bloom Size: Large

The unusually large, bright pink flowers are fullpetalled and deeply cupped in shape. In spite of their size, they are never clumsy, being held nicely poised on well-rounded growth. Read more

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 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.
£40.00
 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.
£59.95
 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.
£40.00
 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.
£59.95

Description

The unusually large, bright pink flowers are fullpetalled and deeply cupped in shape. In spite of their size, they are never clumsy, being held nicely poised on well-rounded growth. There is a strong and delicious fresh Tea fragrance, which changes to lemon, eventually taking on hints of blackcurrants. David Austin, 2007.

Characteristics

Colour: Bright pink BLOOM COLOUR Colour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Repeat 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: Strong, Tea
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: English Standard Tree Rose
Size: Standard Tree 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. 6ft (180cm)
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2007

Growing Conditions

North, East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight
Partial Sunlight

Origin of Name

We were honoured to name this rose for Princess Alexandra, who is a cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. She is a keen gardener and great lover of roses.

English STANDARD TREE ROSES

English Standard Tree Roses, with their height and spectacular display of blooms, are a simple way of creating impact in the garden. Formed by budding three shrubs on a stem, they make impressive focal points when placed in strategic positions. They can be used to line a path, frame a doorway, bring height to a border or add character to a bare wall. We believe our English Roses, with their natural bushy growth and beautiful, fragrant flowers are the finest of all roses for growing as standards. For dramatic effect, plant three or four closely together in a border.

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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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