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Roald Dahl

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin

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Roald Dahl

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin

Bears perfect apricot blooms, almost continuously throughout the summer

Ideal for

  • Mixed Border

  • Pots & Containers

  • Shady Areas

  • Height & Spread

    3.5ft x 3.5ft

  • Colour

    Apricot

  • Fragrance

    Medium

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  • Description

    Soft orange-red buds open to medium-sized, cupped rosettes of perfect apricot colouring. They are produced almost continuously, are extremely robust and have a lovely fruity Tea scent. Very healthy; it matures into an attractive, rounded, bushy shrub with few thorns. Named to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth, with the approval of his wife, Liccy Dahl - the colouring reminiscent of the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach. £2.50 from the sale of each rose will be donated to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. David Austin, 2016.

  • Characteristics

    • Family:

      English Shrub Rose

    • Fragrance Strength:

      Medium

    • Flowering:

      Repeat Flowering

    • Fragrance Notes:

      Tea

    • Colour:

      Apricot

    • Height & Spread:

      3.5ft x 3.5ft

  • Ideal for

    • Shady Areas

    • Pots & Containers

    • Rose Hedges

    • Mixed Border

    • Rose Border

    • Small Spaces

    • Cuttings

  • Growing Conditions

    • Full Sunlight

    • Partial Sunlight

    • North, East, South, West Facing

    • All soil types

  • Origin of Name

    This variety was named with the approval of Roald Dahl's wife, Felicity Dahl, to highlight Roald's love of gardening. The colour of the rose immediately brought to mind the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach, one of Roald Dahl's best-loved novels. Throughout 2016, there will be many celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 including the launch of this new rose named in his honour. £2.50 from the sale of each rose will be donated to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, which helps make life better for seriously ill children in the UK. Registered charity in England and Wales number 1137409.


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