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I first saw this rose in a wooded situation at Wisley and it was doing fine. This specimen is out in the open in the new Bowes Lyons Rose Garden, again at Wisley though it is a different beast altogether. While it can happily manage a shady spot, it clearly loves an open sky. A very early-flowering rose – out with Canary Bird and Lady Banks’ rose (Rosa Banksiae) – with flowers arranged along the length of the arching branches, set off by small ferny leaves, it is a great sight.

http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/helen-knight/

http://www.countrygardenroses.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=HELEN-KNIGHT

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