A dozen Red Roses in February are synonymous with Valentines Day, however there’s much more to 12 red roses than a glasshouse of cut flower’s forced to bloom out of its natural season.
‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ a rose of luxurious rich crimson full bodied flowers, fading to purple as they age. Train as a typical climber, pruning out old wood every few years. Grow on a wall or arch for maximum effect.
Black Beauty a rich chocolately crimson Hybrid Tea roses from David Austin, free flowering and compact with a slight fragrance.
The Times Rose showy and colourful large crimsin red flowers on this floribunda make it an ideal choice for bold displys enmass.
Readers to my blog will know I have a love affair with this final collection of 12 dozen roses that grace the online catoulge of David Austin roses. Rosa ‘William Shakespeare’ is a fine compact graceful rose. It has a strong perfume scent and heavy fluted pompom blooms that fade from velvety crimson to a plumy purple, almost good enough to eat.