The richly coloured mauve blooms are tightly ruffled and fluted, reminiscent of the Old Garden Roses of past centuries. The rose blooms are highly fragrant with an authentic damask-rose perfume, the loveliest of rose fragrances.
Selected to honour the Late Deane Ross, a well-known Australian authority on roses of the last century. Bred by leading rose hybridist George Thomson in South Australia and released in 2002, George considers this shrub rose one of the loveliest roses he has bred.
The blooms keep well on the bush and as a cutting flower for arrangements. Flowering for 8 months of the year, this rose will tolerate a hot position in the garden where it thrives. Growth is a neat shrub habit, 1m tall and 1m wide and it is also available as an attractive Standard rose for special garden designs.
The ‘Deane Ross’ rose has become a favourite in the collection of Australian bred roses.
Available from Ross Roses, St Andrews Terrace, Willunga South.
Text: Andrew Ross