Chelsea Flower Show Top Ten Favourite Roses: Gentle Hermione

Rose Gentle Hermione

The flowers of ‘Gentle Hermione’ are particularly beautiful, with a hundred or so petals, perfectly arranged within the ring of the outer petals..  Their colour is pure pink, paling to soft blush towards the outside, the whole effect being utterly charming.  The blooms are very resistant to train,.  It will from and attractive well rounded and very healthy shrub of medium height with slightly arching stems.  There is a strong, warm , classic  Old Rose, scent with a hint of myrrh.  Hermione was the faithful wife of King Leontes in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.  4.5 x 3ft (David Asutin 2005, Ausrumba).  For more information take a look at the How to Grow Roses online course from David Austin

Rose Gentle Hermione

Rose Gentle Hermione