Rosa 'Perdita'

Rosa 'Perdita'

I just read somewhere that 'Perdita' means "the lost one".  David Austin named this rose after a Shakespeare character.  It's an older Austin (1983) that Austin is still selling, which tells you something about the quality:  it's good.  Rust and mildew resistance are excellent, rebloom is steady, growth habit is upright for an older Austin and it's a decent size--neither too big nor too small, about 4'x4' in my garden. 

Rosa 'Perdita'


Where it fails completely is in the fragrance department--it has some, but not much.  Otherwise an excellent cultivar that hasn't gotten quite the attention it deserves--you often read the praises of older more popular Austins like 'Mary Rose' and 'Tamora', but this one is equally good.   Perhaps it is a little bit of a "lost one".

Rosa 'Perdita'

Rosa 'Perdita'

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