Rosa ‘Mortimer Sackler’

Family: Rosaceae

Rosa ‘Mortimer Sacker’ is an English Climbing Rose, which was bred by David Austin, and introduced in 2002, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.  ‘Mortimer Sackler’ rose blooms are pale pink in colour.  This rose produces semi double flowers, with accessible pollen that’s available for bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects.

The National Trust held an auction to raise funds for their charitable work.  The chance to name this rose was one of the auction lots – it was purchased by Theresa Sackler, who chose to name this English Climbing Rose for her husband, Mortimer.

‘Mortimer Sackler’ roses grow to an eventual height of around 3.75m (12ft) tall.  This is a repeat flowering, climbing rose that produces lightly perfumed flowers, which are borne in cycles, from early summer until autumn.  Plants have very few thorns, making this is a good choice of rose for an arch, or an area that’s close to a footpath.

 

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