An English Rose that pretty much has it all. The flowers are huge, fragrant, and very distinctive because of their deeply cupped flower form, although you can’t really appreciate the depth of the bloom from this angle. The colour is classic rose pink. It’s a shrubby type of rose, but fairly compact, with stems sturdy enough to bear the weight of the flowers.
‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ roses are good for cutting, although like most roses bred for the garden, they have relatively short vase lives.
I found this bloom in a rose garden early one morning with a neat sprinkling of dew and have been saving it until it was needed. It’s needed now!
Shared as part of Cee’s Flower Of The Day. Part of my pictures for dreaming over series.