Carolyn Knight

(Austurner) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Soft gold
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Strong, Myrrh/Tea
Size: Medium Shrub 140cm 110cm
Bloom Size: Large

We find that the occasional variety will, after a few years, produce a sport - in other words a plant that varies in just one characteristic, usually colour. Read more

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bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are delivered in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted from November to April they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
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 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are delivered in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted from November to April they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
€22,95

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

Description

We find that the occasional variety will, after a few years, produce a sport - in other words a plant that varies in just one characteristic, usually colour. Here, 'Summer Song', has sported from its usual striking burnt orange colour to a distinctive shade of soft gold. At the bud stage the colour is a most beautiful shade of apricot complete with a lovely pink flush. All other characteristics are the same as 'Summer Song'. The young flowers are quite rounded opening up into large, fully double, cup-shaped flowers which hang gracefully on the stem. The sweet, warm honey fragrance has a remarkable depth and complexity. Each flower is subtly different with varying hints of almond, myrrh, blackcurrant and tea. .

Characteristics

Colour: Soft gold BLOOM COLOUR Colour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Repeat Flowering REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING? REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Strong, Myrrh/Tea
Bloom Size: Large BLOOM SIZE GUIDE Bloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: English Shrub Rose
Size: Medium Shrub SIZE GUIDE All measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June. 140cm 110cm
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2013

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

Carolyn Knight was a great help to the nursery in the early days when she helped with various aspects of design. Sadly she passed away recently.