Cochrane and Passmore in their book, The Rose, claim that Angel Face is possibly the most popular flower in the world. I don’t know about that.
The blooms are dark mauve/lavender that darken with ruby flushes towards the edge. They have up to 40 ruffled petals, open with high centres and become cup-shaped as the firm petals reflex to show yellow stamen. There is a strong, sweet lemon scent. Continue reading