Rose Munstead Wood (English Rose, David Austin)

Rose Munstead Wood (English Rose, David Austin)

One of my favourite English Roses, Munstead Wood (named after Gertrude Jekyll’s home and garden in Surrey). A dramatic, rich deep and velvety crimson with good fragrance. Flowers – large in size and cupped at first, the colour deepens as the flower matures and we get a glimpse of the stamens amongst the petals. Practically glowing in sunshine. The growth is bushy and spreading, forming a broad shrub with good disease resistance. The leaves are mid-green; the younger leaves being red-bronze to form a nice contrast. There is a strong Old rose fragrance with a fruity note. David Austin describe it as ‘warm and fruity with blackberry, blueberry and damson’. 90cm x 75cm. Pictured here in the Roehampton garden project, against a background of persicaria, penstemon ‘Garnet’ and deep pink cosmos.

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