An English Rose: Rosa ‘Jubilee Celebration’

A pink, multi-petalled rose in a sunny garden
Rosa ‘Jubilee Celebration’ displays its many petals against a floral backdrop

I’m surprised to find out this is the first time I’ve blogged about one of my favourite rose varieties. Some roses are easier to photograph than others. This is the only picture I have that I like of this one. Rosa ‘Jubilee Celebration’ is luminous. Photograph it in flat light and you risk losing the joy.

The main bloom is as big as my hand and deeper than I can cup my fingers. The sheeny quality of the petals and their highlights and lowlights of pink and peach create an inner glow. The garden context glows too, adding that all’s well with the world feeling.  

I could not say whether this rose will suit your gardening temperament or conditions. That’s not what this blog is about.

But I do like to celebrate natural beauty – one perfect, fruity scented bloom, just about to burst open; the arching foliage; the bountiful garden; the carpet of fallen petals.

Shared for the weekly photo challenge: Glow

28 Replies to “An English Rose: Rosa ‘Jubilee Celebration’”

  1. Beautiful photo and rose, haven’t come across a good specimen of this one myself yet to paint, but with your beautiful description I will certainly be looking out for it now! And we can all do with more of that ‘all’s well with the world feeling’!!

  2. It’s stunning. The roses are just coming out here. I’ve seen some beautiful lavender ones and some so red they’re almost black. They smell amazing.

    1. Those sound lovely, especially the lavender ones. Enjoy them while they last! I had a relative rose drought this year. I was in the UK when the Mississippi flowers were at their peak and in Mississippi for the peak of the English ones. Sigh.

  3. We used to grow Jubilee Celebration at the rose farm, where we worked. It’s such a gorgeous rose with a beautiful scent and I used to love arranging it in bouquets! Your photograph is a particularly beautiful bloom and image!

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