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Wednesday, May 29, 2013



If one thing can make a soggy Wednesday simply beautiful what would it be? For me, it would be a Rose with a perfect formation, soft and delicate, maybe pink. And one cannot forget the fragrance. As +David Austin®, the breeder of this English Rose called Heritage ™ defines its fragrance - ‘with overtones of fruit, honey and carnation…’ Simply put, if there was a sniff test for this fragrant rose, it would send you into perfume heaven. 

But first, let’s look at its many other characteristics that might help you choose this Rose, as we did. Here are just a few that David Austin lists, making it a perfect choice for Rose lovers out there. Heritage ™ ‘combines the charming forms and fragrances of old Roses with the repeat flowering nature of modern Roses.’ It is ‘strong, bushy and hardy.’ And did I say, it is listed as one of those ‘almost thornless’ varieties, too. It can take up some real estate as it expands (5 ft. x 4 ft.) and as a climber it can grow up to 7 ft. If you’re wondering about its zone – it’s hardy from 5 to 9. What more could you want than this perfectly shaped double bloom that offers repeat flowering with fragrance to boot?

It’s time to wrap up this Wednesday Rose parade with an amazing quote by Yo-Yo Ma. “As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody's individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.”

As each growing season passes, the Rose choices, which are endless can be bold or like many from +David Austin® comparable to a work of art. Care to join me in making the Rose plunge? Heritage ™ is a new addition to this season’s test garden. Splashed around amongst the other Roses, this one could quickly become an all-time favorite.  

Image by Ann Bilowz © Heritage ™ (Ausblush) David Austin® Fragrant English Rose

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