The Teddington Gardener

Lichfield Angel

Lichfield Angel, a David Austin English musk hybrid rose, introduced in 2006. I included five in the Roehampton garden project last year, which ought to make a decent stand in the semi-circular border. If the large planter at Syon today is any comparison, it should develop into a large crown, studded with creamy white blooms.

The David Austin catalogue suggests there is a strong clove fragrance, at one stage, though to date I have not found any scent. Despite this, it is an exceptionally healthy rose, with large flowers starting a creamy apricot, with lipstick pink flashes on the reverse, settling down to a warm creamy white.

The ‘Lichfield Angel’ refers to a limestone sculptured panel, from the 8th Century, recently discovered in Lichfield Cathedral.

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