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Brother Cadfael Rose * David Austin Rose * Introduced in 1990

The Brother Cadfael Rose is a tall and nearly thornless rose, and fragrant too. What more could you want for the back border than a rose than can leap to more than 8 feet. A large rose like Brother Cadfael can make a great statement. I prune Brother Cadfael and other large English roses like climbers. That gives me the greatest blooming results. It also limits how much tangled foliage there is to collect fungal diseases.

The parents of Brother Cadfael include 'Charles Austin' crossed with a seedling.

Image of the Brother Cadfael Rose