From May through October David Austin's CROCUS ROSE produces very large and very double soft apricot flowers with a tea rose fragrance. The blooms open widely, with the outer petals fading to cream as they age. It is so extremely double, in fact, that the inner petals have no space to expand and may remain folded. CROCUS ROSE earned an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Its breeder, David Austin, is famous for bringing together the shapes and scents of
old-fashioned roses with the repeat bloom, hardiness, and disease
resistance of modern roses. Like all roses, the more sun you give it,
the more bloom you get in return. Remember that even the most
disease-resistant roses need help fighting fungal diseases if you can't
give them full sun and good air circulation. Also, all roses, particularly
repeat bloomers, are heavy feeders, so for best bloom fertilize in
spring and again mid-summer.
May - June, July - August, September - October
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant