This ground-breaking David Austin Wedding 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, blousy blooms exude the natural character and charm of old garden roses.
David Austin Wedding Rose 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.
Tess™ benefits from a long vase life of over 10 days, making it ideal for gifting and arrangements in the home. 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. Whilst David Austin Wedding Rose Tess garden-style blooms look stunning arranged on their own, they also harmonize beautifully with seasonal flowers and foliage.
The name is inspired by David Austin’s red English Garden Rose, ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’, which takes its name from the heroine of Thomas Hardy’s novel.
David Austin Wedding Rose Tess™
- Shape : Rosette
- Color : Deep royal red
- Petal Count : 120
- Diameter : 10-12 cm
- Fragrance : Very light, subtle tea notes
- Vase Life : 8-10 days
- Breeder : David Austin
- Plant Name : Ausyacht
- Best use after: 6-7 days