Description from David Austin Roses
(Ausherbert) David Austin Recommended Variety
- Category : English Roses (English Rose Collection)
- Bred By : David Austin
- Flower Type : Semi-double
- Size : Medium/tall Rambler
- Hardiness : Hardy
- Fragrance : Medium
- Repeating : Excellent
When a rose breeder introduces a new climbing or rambling rose, it is always difficult to say just what height it is going to achieve as it takes some time for it to reach its full potential. However, ‘The Lady of the Lake’ promises to grow to a considerable height, perhaps 10 or 12ft or more, with long and slender flexible stems, bearing sprays of pretty, semi-double flowers each about two inches across. These are of a lovely, delicate blush pink colour and are of open formation, exposing a nice boss of golden stamens. They are held in attractive sprays and have a fresh citrus fragrance. This rose repeat flowers regularly throughout the summer.
The ‘Lady of the Lake’ is the name of the ruler of Avalon in the Arthurian legend. She also plays a pivotal role in Sir Walter Scott’s famous poem of the same name.