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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s blooms are of the richest velvety crimson, gradually changing to rich purple with the ageing of flowers. They are deeply cupped at first, the flowers soon opening out to form shallow, quartered cups. This rose has the strong, warm Old Rose fragrance. It forms a neat, upright shrub; each stem bearing a number of flowers.

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Bred in 1987, William Shakespeare belongs to English Roses category. In our area it is also known as Midsummer Night’s Dream. It has flower of around 10cm in diameter, each flower counting up to 120 petals. It can grow up to 100–120cm in height and have the spread of 75cm.