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My neighbour has this lovely fragrant rose. It's over 6 feet tall and she wonders whether it's a shrub rose and what it might be named. Perhaps someone can help?



It looks like one of the David Austins, but which one is beyond my expertise. Maybe 'Wedgewood', at a guess? Others will probably know better.

6 Jun, 2017


Thanks Tug.

6 Jun, 2017


I'm sure it's a moss rose and it is bi coloured, with a marbled effect which doesn't show on the photo.

6 Jun, 2017


A moss rose would have buds covered in woolly glands, or some moss rose hybrids have tiny prickles in place of wool.

6 Jun, 2017


I'll just have to tell her to enjoy them and not worry about what they are!

6 Jun, 2017


Think it maybe Gentle Hermione, if the colour is like a blush pink, rather than towards the purple. listed as having a strong myrrh scent.

6 Jun, 2017


Thanks Kev.

7 Jun, 2017

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