McLeod’s Daughters blooms are quite specky. They are creamy, apricot double blooms, tinged with a coppery reverse. The mature flower is cup-shaped and has an old world charm that I find appealing. It also has a pleasant, mild fragrance.
The bush is reportedly hardy, disease tolerant and well-clothed with light to mid green glossy foliage but, to be honest, mine is a little spindly, had black spot in spring and quite sparse foliage. I have noticed though, now it is getting hotter and drier, the black spot has disappeared and there is a flush of new leaves.
It reportedly grows to 1.5m tall and 0.9m wide. Mine is nowhere near that size, more like 60cms each way.
McLeod’s Daughters was a highly successful Australian TV series produced in Gawler, South Australia.
According to the label attached to McLeod’s Daughters: The rose is a collaboration between the show’s producers and Gawler Health Foundation to support the local community through the Gawler Health Service.
McLeod’s Daughters was released in 2007 by Meilland.