'Haddington' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Mauve or mauve blend Tea.
China / Bengale, Gallica / Provins, Tea.
Purple, red edges. Moderate fragrance. Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, button-eye, flat bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Older literature lists 'Haddington' as a purple china or tea. Is the gallica 'Haddington' at Sangerhausen a hybrid china, or just mislabeled?
Haddington, possibly Thomas Hamilton (1563-1637), Earl of Haddington, favorite of James VI of Scotland; or Haddington, county town of East Lothian, Scotland.