Carey is a charismatic rose and radiates natural beauty and mingles nicely with cottage garden flowers, herbs, and foliage.
Held elegantly on long, strong stems, Carey’s blooms are beautiful at all stages. They begin as very large, plump buds with pale pink outer petals, gradually unfurling to reveal mid-pink petals with an almost lavender hue. Once open they form classic, cupped, quartered rosettes, with many delicately ruffled petals filling the heart of each bloom. Overtime, each bloom reveals a cluster of pretty, yellow stamens.
Carey’s beauty is matched by its delicious scent, much admired by David Austin’s fragrance expert, Robert Calkin, who describes it as a “fresh rosy fragrance with an unusual hint of cedar wood”.