Princess Alexandra of Kent
PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT
English Shrub Rose
‘Princess Alexandra of Kent‘ was introduced in 2007 by David Austin Roses in the UK. The large, bright pink flowers are full-petalled (about 130 petals) and deeply cupped. The flowers are produced in clusters of 3 or 4 per stem, on a well-shaped vigorous bush. There is a delightful intense fresh Tea fragrance, which changes to a lemon scent as the flower ages.
The bush grows well, usually reaching 1.25m x 1.25m, with mid-green, healthy foliage and good repeat flowering. It is suitable for garden beds, containers and hedges and is often used in mixed borders to create a ‘cottage garden’ effect. A good vase life makes this rose perfect for cutting.
David C.H. Austin OBE (1926-2018) will be remembered for his lifetime of dedicated and imaginative rose breeding. David Austin English Shrub Roses combine the delicate flowers and rich scent of Old-World Roses with the repeat-flowering, disease resistance and wide colour range of Modern Roses. Since being introduced into Australia in the 1980s, these roses have thrived and demonstrated that they are reliable, hardy and well suited to our climate. The collection now has over 200 cultivars, with many achieving international acclaim.
Named for Princess Alexandra of Kent – a keen gardener and great lover of roses. The Princess and Queen Elizabeth II are first cousins.
Available from Wagner’s Rose Nursery, Newman’s Nursery, Treloar Roses and Rose Sales Online.
TROPHY Best Fragrance Award Glasgow 2009
TROPHY Most Fragrant Award California USA
Text: Melanie Trimper