Sir John Betjeman

B/6A/04 BON/TAM(1)/GCxBon/GC(3)

Flower Type Double/Full Bloom

Size Medium Shrub

Hardiness Hardy

Fragrance Light

A rose of more modern character than most English Roses. The flowers start as small buds, opening to full petalled, wide open rosettes of a bright, deep pink. As the flower ages the bloom becomes dome shaped while the colour – unusually for the English Roses – gradually intensifies. The flowers are 2.5-3 inches across and are produced very freely; having a light, rather ‘green’ fragrance. A healthy and very bushy shrub of medium size with a slightly arching habit. With its bright colouration this would be a good choice to create some contrast in a border of other roses of softer colouring. It could also be used in a more formal bedding scheme. Altogether, a strong and healthy shrub thatwill grow well even in less than ideal conditions.