"James Watson No. 1" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jocelen
Pink, mottled with white in the inner petals, deeper, clearer pink in the outer and guard petals.. [Pink.] Mild fragrance. Semi-double (9-16 petals), nodding or "weak neck" bloom form.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.
"Agnes Smith" originally found before 1988 on an 1893 grave in Rookwood Cemetery, NSW.
"James Watson No. 1" was one of three foundling roses on one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture at Rookwood, the Watson family mausoleum. Mrs. Watson died 1886, James died 1907.
"James Watson No. 1" can ball badly.
Sparsely prickled on smooth wood