A strong blooming David Austin English Shrub Rose with excellent health. The blooms repeat strongly throughout the season and open from blushing pink buds. The soft yellow flowers fade to cream at the edges and with maturity, each has 17-25 petals. A good choice in a garden, as a hedge or in containers. It is nice and upright and has pretty good shade tolerance.
Rose ‘Vanessa Bell’ rates 4/5 on our fragrance scale. It has notes of green tea with hints of honey and lemon.
Vanessa bell was the artist/designer and a founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and sister to author, Virginia Woolf.
Tesselaar has selected this rose variety especially because it is vigorous, hardy and disease resistant.
Rose bushes are upright, elegant shrubs that are adorned twice a year with spectacular, showy blooms.
The basics of rose care are simply ...
1. Keep the plants moist at all times, but never allow the roots to sit in water.
2. Feed generously, and frequently, two or three times over the flowering season.
3. Keep pests to a minimum (this is usually not a problem if you start with a strong variety, and keep it well watered and well fed).
4. Prune back once a year .
5. Keep the area around the roots weed free, and ensure 4-6 hours of sun per day. Loamy soils are ideal, though Roses will grow in heavy top soils (if well drained) and sandy soils (if kept watered and fed more frequently). For Roses to thrive, good drainage is critical.
Supplied as: Bare rooted