Rosa ‘Wollerton Old Hall’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Modern shrubby rose - English Rose Collection

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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza

 

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English translation by Mario Beltramini

 

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Austin’s modern shrub roses, called also English Roses, recreate old shapes and fragrances with in addition the remontancy. ‘Wollerton Old Hall’ is one of these, created by David H.C. Austin in England in 2011, after many the most perfumed of the series, that gets its name from a well known private garden in the county of Shropshire.

Little prickly shrub, is 90 cm broad and even 150 cm tall, value obviously surpassed in the climbing mutation.

The flowers, cup-shaped, reach the 12 cm with about 40 well arranged petals. When in bud they show red spaces and then fade in a buttery cream yellow with romantic silky reflections. The intense fragrance evokes unusual myrrh notes.

Non-stop blooming during the whole vegetative season.

Variety denomination : AUSblanket

Awards :

2012 - Second International Prize of the City of Nantes

2015 - Hradec Králové Rose Trials First Prize

 
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