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Winchester Cathedral Rose * David Austin Rose * Introduced in 1988

The Winchester Cathedral rose is a white sport of 'Mary Rose'. I have seen 'Mary Rose' come a couple of sizes larger than past experience would indicate, maybe it was on its own roots. I think that I bought some on their own roots one year. Most of them have been 4 to 5 feet. One group has been over 10 feet, and the flowers were all the same. It changed the plan just a bit. Happenstance fortunately worked this time. The Winchester Cathedral rose is a little tamer at about 4 feet and free flowering.

Winchester Cathedral Rose