Rosa ‘Jude the Obscure’

Family: Rosaceae

Rosa ‘Jude the Obscure’ (Ausjo) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin, and introduced  in 1995, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.  This rose produces large, apricot-yellow coloured flowers, which pale in colour as the blooms age, when the petals take on a soft golden yellow tone.  ‘Jude the Obscure’ is a repeat flowering rose, that blooms in cycles, flowering from late spring, until late autumn.

Rosa ‘Jude the Obscure’ produces large bowl shaped flowers, they are usually borne in clusters, on strong stems that hold the flowers up to the sunlight, despite the weight of this rose’s many petalled blooms.  My absolute favourite thing about Rosa ‘Jude the Obscure’ is this rose’s heavenly perfume; it’s simply divine!  ‘Jude the Obscure’ rose flowers produce an intoxicating fragrance, it’s sweet, heady, fruity, and glorious!  This is a rose with a truly beautiful and powerful fragrance, which offers scent notes of guava and pear.

Rosa ‘Jude the Obscure’ forms a plant that extends to around 1.2m (4ft) tall.  This is a naturally upright rose that covers an area of around 90cm (3ft) wide.  Plant in a position, where your rose will enjoy uninterrupted sunshine, and you’ll be able to delight in this rose’s sweet perfume.  ‘Jude the Obscure’ is a super choice of rose to grow as a container plant.

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