California Gardens - The Year Round Gardening Site

Mary Rose * David Austin Rose * Introduced in 1983

Mary Rose is a strong growing shrub that gets 5 feet or more tall. The rich pink densely petaled flowers evoke the image that I have of the old damask roses. Mary Rose is very fragrant and a great cut flower. It has bloomed and repeated reliably though it takes a bit of a break with the heat of the summer. The parents include 'The Wife of Bath' and 'The Miller'. Mary Rose was released by David Austin in 1983.

Image of the rose Mary Rose