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All About Crown Princess Margareta

You catch this scent as you step outside the kitchen door in the morning.

Crown Princess Margareta

After the sun has warmed this David Austin rose, it perfumes the entire garden.

Crown Princess Margareta is an apricot/orange David Autstin rose. It has double blooms and is a short climber. It is one of my most fragrant roses. I’ve been tempted more than once, to just sit down and enjoy the heavenly fragrance from a near by bench.

Princess Margareta flowers are filled with petals, it doesn’t seem as if you could tuck in one more sweet apricot petal in this rose. The flowers are so full and heavy, that they are best admired on the plant. As a cut flower, the blooms are so heavy that the stems cannot support them. The flowers quickly¬† tilt their faces down in the vase (but, oh, the fragrance!)

Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria and was an accompished landscape gardener who, together with the Crown Prince (later, King Gustavus VI Adolfus of Sweden), created the famous Swedish Summer Palace of Sofiero in Helsingborg. And this bit of trivia lead me to the fabulous Sofiero gardens:

Sofiero

Rhododendrons in bloom at the Sofiero castle in Helsingborg, Sweden.

The main attractions of Sofiero are the Rhododendron gardens, with almost 500 different varieties.

 

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