The colour of this rose varies from lilac to soft lilac-pink, according to the weather conditions. The neatly cupped flowers are quite large and are well filled with petals. There is an Old Rose fragrance with aspects of lilac and almond blossom. It forms an upright shrub with bushy, thorny growth and typical Old Rose foliage. David Austin, 1988.
Origin of Name
Named for the Scottish architect, artist and designer in conjunction with the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and the City of Glasgow Parks and Recreation Department. Mackintosh (1868-1928) frequently used stylised roses in his designs which were often similar to this variety.