Bred by David Austin, English Rose 'Boscobel' is an absolute beauty which produces fully double clusters of cupped rosettes whose color invariably draws attention. The flowers start as red buds which open at first to pretty cups, gradually developing into perfectly formed blooms of a rich salmon color that change with age to a rich, deep pink. The numerous petals (78 petals per flower) are of varying shades, providing the most delightful effect. They exude a medium to strong myrrh fragrance with a hawthorn character and hints of elderflower, pear and almond. Irresistible!
- Blooming in flushes from late spring until frost, this is an excellent repeat bloomer.
- Grows up to 3 feet tall (90 cm) and spreads 2.5 feet wide (70 cm). Upright in habit, this medium size shrub enjoys a dark green, glossy foliage. It is ideal for the back of the border, where it makes a striking statement and perfect for containers. Spectacular when combined with the cool blue colors of salvia, nepeta or lavender.
- Plant it where you will be able to enjoy its perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck.
- Best grown in full sun, in rich, fertile, well-drained soils with adequate moisture.
- This Leander hybrid is vigorous and healthy
- This lovely rose was named after Boscobel House, a beautiful timber-framed house built in 1632 and famous for being the place where King Charles II hid in an oak tree whilst being pursued by Cromwell’s soldiers during the English Civil War in 1651.
- David Austin’s English Roses combine the flower forms and perfume of Old Roses with the color range and repeat-flowering habits of modern roses. As Rose breeder, David Austin’s achievement is in marrying the romantic “English Rose” look with reliable garden performance, vigorous growth, full bushes, disease-resistance and prolific season-long bloom. Over 200 English Roses have been released since 1961, many of them receiving the highest rewards.