Princess Alexandra of Kent

cactusjoe1September 24, 2008

Princess Alexandra of Kent at the RHS Hampton Palace Flower Show, 2008 - this is one of my favourites.

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Is this as gorgeous in person as it is in your photos? Austin has done it again!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 1:49AM
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jumbojimmy(Australa)

You've captured this rose beautifully. When I first saw this rose on the David Austin's website, I wasn't inspired by it. Now, my mind has changed.

What's the scent like? Is it strong?

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 7:23AM
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ramblinrosez7b(JerseyShore)

Very pretty!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 4:54PM
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kathy9norcal

Wow. Another amazing set of photos. Such enabling.
Kathy

    Bookmark   September 25, 2008 at 10:48AM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

It appears to be an interesting color for a beautiful rose. Is your photograph accurate in color, or is there some lighting interfering with the actual color? It appears to be an almost salmon pink.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2008 at 10:46PM
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cactusjoe1

The show is held under a large marquee - the fabric of the tent does give it a warmer glow than normal - as I have explained before. I have made no attempts to massage the colour digitally.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2008 at 4:17AM
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bloodyfrancois

They are so pretty.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2008 at 4:42AM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Wow that is really gorgeous. Now I have to hope it won't be for sale in the US...

    Bookmark   September 27, 2008 at 7:17PM
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nattaporn

Beautiful ! Also one of my favourites.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 2:12PM
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fuentes

Itôs a lovely rose with a strong fragrance. The flower lasts during a long time.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2010 at 11:54AM
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sanrosa(5)

Your photos are a treat peak at a spectacular rose! Thanks!
Sandra

    Bookmark   November 26, 2010 at 6:49PM
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majenta

Now! I'm really excited as I have PA in my garage in the box it was shipped in from Pickering. I'm just waiting for the temp to raise above freezing and I'll pot it up. I was too late last year with my order and it was sold out.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2010 at 7:01PM
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kstrong(10 So Cal)

Sorry HoovB, it IS for sale here, and it is a GREAT rose. Big buxom smelly blooms, in the manner of Abe Darby. If you like AD, you will like this one. And the stems are strong enough to hold the blooms up, which is unusual for young Austin in my yard -- usually it takes the plant a while to catch up in maturity with the blooms. But the size of the blooms is what sells this one, and it's a good grower.

Kathy

    Bookmark   November 27, 2010 at 6:33PM
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Maryl zone 7a

Wowee Wow! on the color and bloom form. Still I'm always leary of Austin roses and their octopus arms and disease problems. Hope to hear more about this rose in the future.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2010 at 10:36PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Man o Man!! I love it!!!

Sounds like it has some great attributes. I love Abe, so that sounds great!!

If I ever see it - I'm getting it for my potted garden!!

Carol

    Bookmark   December 4, 2010 at 3:03PM
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tokyorose(8b)

Beautiful pics!
I've been so tempted to get this rose - walked by it so many times every time I visit the garden center, nice scent too. Alas, Tokyo affords no more space :(

Best,

tokyorose

    Bookmark   December 12, 2010 at 1:38AM
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