This rose has the lovely name of Octavia Hill. It was developed in the UK by Harkness and introduced in 1995.
I’ve had this rose growing in my garden since 2002 – the first full year we had our house and landscaped our back and front yards to include raised garden beds! So it’s one of my older roses.
I don’t photograph this rose very often because I mistakenly planted it at the back of one of my garden beds and now that my garden has matured this rose has plants of equal height around it and frankly it gets lost in the crowd!
I’m always delighted though when I discover that it’s blooming as it’s flowers are so pretty.
As you can see Octavia Hill has light pink flowers, glossy green foliage and grows to a height of about 3 feet. It’s a repeat flowering rose and I’d say mine blooms three or four times each growing season.
The flowers give off a mild scent. I find you have to get close to the rose to really smell it, but it’s a lovely scent.
I must remember to seek out this rose this coming summer and take more photographs of it’s lovely blooms.
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