With unusually large flowers of a warm, glowing pink rich of a fresh Tea fragrance, Rose 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' creates a memorable display when paired with the abundant and long-lasting bell-shaped flowers of Phacelia tanacetifolia (Fiddleneck). Aside from being very ornamental, this hardy annual is a perfect rose companion plant as it attracts scores of beneficial insects and is also highly attractive to bumblebees and syrphid (hover) flies. Syrphid fly larvae are voracious feeders on aphids and young caterpillars. You may want to plant this insect predator with all your roses for a healthy and great looking floral display. Enjoy!
A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' & Phacelia tanacetifolia
Perennial Combinations, Rose Combinations, Summer Borders, Planting Roses, Rose Gardening, Designing with Roses, English Roses
* Picture is courtesy of David Austin
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
|Hardiness||5 – 9|
|Heat Zones||5 – 9|
|Climate Zones||1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 20, 22, 23, 24|
|Season of Interest||
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
|Soil Type||Chalk, Loam, Sand|
|Soil Ph||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Characteristics||Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy|
|Landscaping Ideas||Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs|
|Garden Styles||City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden|