Three new fragrant shrub roses

Rosa Vanessa Bell - photo: Howard Rice

Rosa Vanessa Bell – photo: Howard Rice

David Austin Roses in England presents at the Chelsea Flower Show 2017 which will be held this month (May 23-27) in London (UK) three new shrub roses, all bred by David Austin. Vanessa Bell – a so-called English Musk Hybrid – has according to the breeder large clusters of very free-flowering, soft yellow blooms.”Medium strength green tea fragrance with aspects of lemon”, summarizes the company.
Rosa Judi Dench - photo: Howard Rice

Rosa Judi Dench – photo: Howard Rice

Dame Judi Dench is another English Musk Hybrid. It has “rich apricot blooms with a lovely fresh tea fragrance. A beautiful rich apricot rose with a lovely light-medium tea scent. A vigorous grower that is particularly reliable and healthy.”
Rosa James L. Austin - photo: Howard Rice

Rosa James L. Austin – photo: Howard Rice

James L. Austin – categorized by David Austin Roses as an English Old Rose Hybrid, has “large blooms of deepest cerise pink with a delicious fruity scent. It flowers prolifically, bearing large, many petalled rosette blooms of deepest cerise pink. Delicious medium strength fragrance reminiscent of dark fruits.”