I can remember the first time I saw this rose. It was pictured in Victoria Magazine. There was no mention of its name. I love the depth of the color. I tore out the picture and carried it with me everywhere. Unfolding my wrinkled image of a long sought after rose every time I thought the answer to its name could be told. Many answers came, none seemed right. This is a very hard color to capture. Even the David Austin Rose web page does not do this rose justice. I think the photo I took above is a true capture of the deep wine color. It does not read as red at all. It is the rose that I love best in my fall bouquets. Depending on our weather I sometimes will get a nice last blush of roses. As fall officially begins...I share this bouquet with you. I wish that you could enjoy the scent, it is that of old roses of days gone by.
The answer finally came when someone led me to the web site Just our Pictures-Roses. There I found the name of the rose of my hearts desire...Falstaff, a David Austin rose.