Pink-tinged buds open to reveal deep medium-sized cups held in large clusters. Pale yellow, paling to white at theedges, the delicate texture of the outer petals is such that the light runs through them, creating an almost luminous effect. The inner petals of each bloom frame a rich yellow eye. The fragrance is similar to green tea with aspects of lemon and honey. It forms a bushy, upright head of growth. David Austin, 2017.
Origin of Name
Named for the artist, designer and founder member of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell - sister of the writer, Virginia Woolf.