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Young Lycidas

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin

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Young Lycidas

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin

Large, deeply cupped, deliciously fragrant blooms

Ideal for

  • Mixed Border

  • Pots & Containers

  • Cuttings

  • Height & Spread

    4.5ft x 4ft

  • Colour

    Deep pink

  • Fragrance

    Medium-strong

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  • Description

    Quite large, deeply cupped flowers, blending deep pink, magenta and red - the outer petals tending towards light purple, with an almost silvery quality. There is a delicious Tea and Old Rose fragrance, with intriguing hints of cedar wood. It makes an attractive, bushy shrub. Named after John Milton's poem, Lycidas, to mark the 400th anniversary of his birth. David Austin, 2008.

  • Characteristics

    • Family:

      English Shrub Rose

    • Fragrance Strength:

      Medium-strong

    • Flowering:

      Repeat Flowering

    • Fragrance Notes:

      Tea/Old Rose

    • Colour:

      Deep pink

    • Height & Spread:

      4.5ft x 4ft

  • Ideal for

    • Pots & Containers

    • Mixed Border

    • Rose Border

    • Cuttings

  • Growing Conditions

    • Full Sunlight

    • East, South, West Facing

    • All soil types

  • Origin of Name

    We were asked by The Friends of Milton's Cottage to name this rose to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of the poet John Milton. ‘Lycidas’ is one of the finest short poems in the English language. Interestingly, it was Milton who introduced the word ‘fragrance’ into the English language.

  • Awards

    • Awarded first prize for fragrance at the 2009 Barcelona Trials.


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