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Hero Rose * David Austin Rose * Introduced in 1982

The Hero Rose is an upright rose, growing to 5 feet tall or more but not nearly that wide. The large semi-double pink flowers of Hero open wide enough to show the stamens. There is a part of me that feels great pleasure in seeing that a flower is still that with all of its anatomy on display. When a flower gets too fluffed and ornate something of the purity of the flower sometimes seems lost. This is a large semi-climbing rose, at least that is how I prune it. I have noticed no disease problems.

Hero was released by David Austin in 1982. Hero comes from a cross between 'The Prioress' and a seedling.

Hero Rose