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Rosa 'The Poet's Wife'

Category English Roses
(English Rose Collection)
Bred By David Austin
Flower Type Double/Full Bloom
Size Medium Shrub
Hardiness Hardy
Fragrance Strong
Repeating Excellent

This rose has a little of the Leander group in its genetic make-up. This shows up in its rather shiny foliage. It is a superb rose with flowers of an unfading, strong yellow. Their formation is pleasing, having a neat outer ring of petals enclosing an informal group of petals within. The growth is low and naturally rounded, making it an ideal rose for a position towards the front of the border. There is a rich fragrance with strong lemon tints at first, becoming sweeter and stronger with age.

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