Lady Phelia, I was surprised to discover, is an Australian rose. I always assumed it was a David Austin rose. It certainly has the ‘olde world’ look characteristic of many David Austin Roses.
Lady Phelia has deeply cupped, soft pink blooms and a sweet damask rose fragrance which, I must agree with the speil, makes Lady Phelia reminiscent of the old Victorian roses.
Lady Phelia is a small free flowering shrub. It grows 1m to 1.2m tall by 1.2m wide.
Lady Phelia, reportedly, thrives in dry conditions and, according to the promotional material, once established, it will perform better with less than average fertiliser. I like the sound of that because only the tough thrive in my rose garden. My bush is doing well, despite the hot weather.
Lady Phelia was named Australian Rose of the Year for 2006.
Lady Phelia is classified as a modern shrub rose. It was bred by George Thomson and released in 2004.