Rosa Lichfield Angel® (Ausrelate) (shrub rose)

Rosa Lichfield Angel® (shrub rose)


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From the incomparable rose grower, David Austin, comes this beautiful, almost thornless example: Rosa Lichfield Angel® (Ausrelate). The foliage forms a vigorous, rounded bush from which burst a mass of repeat flowering, peachy-pink buds. These open into large, domed flower heads in a rich cream colour, which have a light, musk fragrance. 

Why the heavenly name? Under thirty miles from the David Austen nursery is Lichfield Cathedral where, in 2003, a remarkable discovery of a carved limestone panel was made, dating back to approximately 800AD. The extraordinary relief carving shows an angel, now known as The Lichfield Angel. Three years later David Austen bred this glorious rose which, being almost thornless, angelically inflicts no pain. 

Pot size: 6L

Height and Spread: 170cm x 140cm, over 5 years

Preferred Soil Type: Any free-draining soil

Aspect: East, south and west facing

Position: Open sunny position

Flowering Period: June – September

Care: Deadhead to encourage repeat flowering