Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’
Plant of the month:
Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ can be seen in the Rose Garden.
This excellent small growing rose (1.5m x 75cm) from David Austin has the most beautiful velvety crimson flowers with a delicious fragrance. The flowers are lighter in bud, cupped at first, then, becoming shallower as the petals open out, all 70 of them. The rose is disease resistant, and an excellent repeat bloomer, flowering from late spring to the first frosts.
It is best grown in full sun, in rich fertile soil. They also require copious water and a generous supply of nutrients.
The name Munstead Wood evokes the home of Gertrude Jekyll a famous British garden designer, horticulturist, writer and artist from the early 20th century.
You can see this rose growing in the company of other David Austin roses, R. ‘Scarborough Fair’, R. ‘Queen of Sweden’, R. ‘Lady Gardener’, and R. ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ along with herbaceous perennials in the revamped Rose Garden.