Rose David Austin – Princess Alexandra of Kent
Princess Alexandra of Kent David Austin Rose features deeply cupped blooms of warm, glowing pink. Its extremely fragrant flowers offer a strong and delicious fresh tea rose fragrance with aspects of lemon and blackcurrants. The unusually large, bright pink flowers are full-petalled and deeply cupped. Each full flower contains about 130 petals. In spite of their huge size, they are never clumsy or droopy, being held perfectly poised on a well-rounded shrub.
David Austin or English Roses are bred by crossing old garden roses with modern roses to achieve the superb fragrance, delicacy, charm and beauty of the old-style blooms combined with the repeat flowering characteristics and wide color range of modern roses. All David Austin roses have a collective style that reflect one man’s vision. A garden of these outstanding roses is hard to beat for sheer exuberance of flower and fragrance.
Plant in full sun in soil that has been amended with compost or other organic matter. To get the roots off to a fast start incorporate a starter fertilizer in the soil at planting. Roses are heavy feeders and benefit from fertilizers. Apply fertilizer that has been specifically formulated for roses following manufacturer’s instructions. Roses need consistent water to bloom well.