Ambridge Rose is another David Austin beauty. Those who check out these ‘Rose of the Week’ posts, regularly, are sure to see a pattern emerging. This is my type of rose.
Ambridge Rose is a member of David Austin’s Leander Group. At last count, I had 14 so there are more to come. (See also Jubilee Celebration, Benjamin Britten, Grace & Pat Austin.) As I have previously mentioned, all roses in this Group have Aloha (bred by Boerner in 1949) as the foundation parent. This group includes some beautiful roses, therefore, Aloha must have had some pretty good genes.
Ambridge Rose flowers are cupped at first and then open into a loose rosette. The flowers change from a delicate apricot to a more delicate apricot-pink, paling even further towards the outer edges.
It is described as a good, reliable and healthy rose that flowers freely and continually.
Ambridge Rose has a magnificent perfume. Those with a good nose will recognise it as myrrh fragrance but I am not that discerning.
Ambridge Rose was named after the village in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers.
Ambridge Rose was introduced, in 1990, by David Austin.