Rosa ‘Eustacia Vye’

Family: Rosaceae

Rosa ‘Eustacia Vye’ (Ausegdon) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin, and introduced in 2019, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.  This fragrant rose produces apricot pink coloured flowers, that pale in colour and take on a lilac hue, as the blooms age.  The flowers start life as rounded buds, which develop into pretty cup-shaped flowers and then open out to form rather flat rosettes, as the blooms reach maturity.

David Austin Roses have named this pretty rose after Eustacia Vye, a flawed heroine, from Thomas Hardy’s 1878 novel, The Return of the Native.

Rosa ‘Eustacia Vye’ grows to around 1.2m (4ft) tall and 90cm (3ft) wide, depending of course, on the soil type and the plant’s growing conditions.  This is a great choice of rose to plant in containers, or in beds and borders.  Plant in moist, but well-drained soil, in full sunshine or partial shade.

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