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David Austin Rose Lady Emma Hamilton

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Fragrant blooms throughout the Summer and Autumn

An unusual colour amongst English Roses, which catches the eye and draws you through the garden. When tight in bud the outer petals are the most wonderful dark red with dashes of orange. As they open they reveal petals which are tangerine orange on the front and more yellowy orange on the reverse. A lovely mixture of colours which contrast beautifully with the dark, bronzy green, young foliage that deepens to a polished dark green as they mature. When fully open the flowers are shaped like an incurved chalice with a strong, deliciously fruity fragrance with hints of pear, grape and citrus fruits. Free flowering and very healthy, it holds the RHS Award for Garden Merit.

A fairly upright, but broad, bushy shrub of medium height, suited to the middle of the border or for growing in a large container, carefully positioned to appreciate its wonderful fragrance.

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, this beautiful rose was named after the mistress of Lord Nelson, Lady Emma Hamilton.

Plant details

Item Number: 240268

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    • Features:
    • English Roses - bred by David Austin
    • Year of Introduction: 2005
    • Fragrance: Very strong fragrance
    • Typically available all year round
    • Grown in a premium 6 litre branded pot

    The photograph of the rose in a pot is an approximate representation of how your rose will arrive if ordered today.

    In depth plant information

    Property Value
    Plant type Shrub Rose
    Flower colour
    Foliage colour
    Season of interest Summer, Autumn
    Evergreen No
    Plant width 70 cm - 90 cm
    Fragrant flowers Yes
    Attracts bees No
    Attracts butterflies No
    Plant height in 5 years 105 cm
    Hardiness zone (?) H4

    Will perform best in these conditions

    Property Value
    Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
    Light exposure Full sun,partial shade
    Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
    Planting instructions

    Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

    Planting site Patio Container, Flower Border & Beds, Cottage Garden, Informal Garden, City Garden, Courtyard Garden.

    Delivered direct from David Austin Roses by parcel carrier, usually within 5 working days to your chosen address. Your order will be delivered securely packaged in a sturdy, rose print box and will include a leaflet detailing planting and care instructions.

    • Delivery to UK mainland addresses is usually between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, unless otherwise stated.
    • Orders placed after 2pm may not be dispatched until the following working day.
    • Orders for delivery to Northern Ireland, offshore islands and parts of the Highlands can take a day or two more. 


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