Lady Emma Hamilton

Lady Emma Hamilton

Lady Emma Hamilton. The buds of this English Rose, bred by David Austin and introduced in 2005, are red with orange flashes. The fully opened flowers are a rich mix of tangerine orange and gold and the whole is set off by dark, bronzy-green foliage which becomes dark green with age. This unusual colour combination is useful for adding a little excitement into a border. There is a strong and delicious fruity fragrance with hints of pear, grape and citrus fruits. A fairly upright, rather bushy shrub of medium height though may need some support in its early years. Named to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. 120cm x 90cm/ 4ft x 3ft. One of my absolute favourite English roses. This image taken at Syon on the 18th January on a grouping of plants still flowering and with no hint of disease.

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