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Cardinal Hume Rose * David Austin Rose * Introduced 1984

It is great to see a california native rose included in the breeding program. The red-violet blossoms of Cardinal Hume come on a fairly large shrub that can get to 8-10 feet. The rose is named after Cardinal Basil Hume d.1999. Cardinal Hume is another great rose for the back border.

The Cardinal Hume Rose is the result of generations of hybrization including a [seedling x (Orange Sensation x Allgold) x rosa californica] x Frank Naylor.

Image of the Cardinal Hume Rose