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This groundbreaking new rose, Tess, is David Austin’s first true red cut rose. What makes this variety extra special is that, unlike conventional red cut roses, Tess’s large, full blooms exude the natural character and charm of old garden roses. Tess’s spectacular blooms are made up of many sumptuous, deep royal red petals. They begin as rounded buds with prettily waved edges. When fully open, the large outer petals surround smaller ruffled petals, forming magnificent, saucer-shaped rosettes, which give the impression of great depth. Each bloom displays a central cluster of attractive golden yellow stamens. There is a very light and pleasant tea fragrance. With its rich, romantic, jewel tones, it is not only ideal for Valentine’s Day, but also promises to be a popular choice for weddings and festive events. While Tess’s garden-style blooms look stunning arranged on their own, they also harmonize beautifully with seasonal flowers and foliage.
Note: Tess needs 4-5 days in water to open nicely.