Harkness Roses are proud to introduce this brand-new rose variety on the Queen’s 96th birthday, as we look ahead to her Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
After seventy years of service, having ascended the throne on 6th February 1952 at the age of 25, Queen Elizabeth II is now the longest reigning British Monarch. The Platinum Jubilee rose celebrates this momentous occasion that we as a nation may never see again.
The stunning, perfectly shaped double blooms on this new rose are packed with large, rich pink petals stand out beautifully against the lush, deep green leaves. A truly magnificent rose, the large, vibrant pink flowers have an incredibly powerful, sweet fragrance that will linger in the breeze. The petals are deep pink as they open and gradually fade to a lighter shade as they age. This compact shrub variety is a wonderful in beds and borders or even grown as hedging, but also very much at home in large planters, especially on terraces and porches where the fabulous scent can be admired close-up by everyone.
£2.50 from every rose will go to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) which supports the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships, and one-to-one training with a master craftsperson. QEST helps to support Britain’s cultural heritage and sustain vital skills in traditional and contemporary crafts. Registered Charity Number: 1152032