Pointed buds open to semi-double flowers of velvety rich pink, exposing golden stamens. The strong Old Rose fragrance has hints of cloves, watercress and cucumber. It forms a bushy, upright, thorny shrub with pointed, dark green foliage. Named after a Saxon Lord from Shropshire. David Austin, 2005.
Origin of Name
Wild Edric was a Saxon Lord from Shropshire. He was a leader of the English Saxon resistance during the Norman Conquest. Legend has it that he married a fairy princess who agreed to marry him, as long as he never reproached her. They lived happily together for many years, when one morning he reproached her and she instantly disappeared. Heartbroken, he wandered the countryside in search of her but never found her. His ghost is said to be still seen riding across the Shropshire hills.