Rosa "Evelyn" from David Austin was bred from Tamora x Graham Thomas. The rose has the typical Austin cupped /rosette form. Evelyn is known for the beauty of the blooms, for their fragrance and for a marvellous display at flowering time. The plant has a neat vase shape at the base, then reaches both up and out. It grows to about two metres tall with some canes spreading about the same width. Basals are produced readily, and throw candelabras of bloom - bearing huge, lush, drooping panicles of soft pink blossoms. Older canes tend to bloom with single buds, or in twos and threes.
This is one of my favourite roses in our garden. It not only looks beautiful and blooms prolifically, but also has a fragrance which is strong, yet not cloying. I struck it from a little cutting I took from a friend's garden a couple of decades ago and despite three uprootings and re-plantings in different parts of the garden it is still going strong (my hobby is not uprooting and replanting rosebushes, rather we redesigned the garden a few times...).
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.