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New bloom launched in celebration of bicentenary
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The Brontë Society is delighted to announce that celebrated rose breeder, David Austin Roses, has created a new English rose named ‘Emily Brontë’ (Ausearnshaw) as part of a year of celebrations for the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Brontë, one of the world’s most enigmatic authors.
The ‘Emily Brontë’ rose, which was launched at Chelsea Flower Show on Monday 21 May, is soft pink with a subtle apricot hue and has a strong tea fragrance, which is complimented by hints of old rose, lemon and grapefruit.
Kitty Wright, Brontë Society Executive Director said: “Over many years of piecing together Emily’s short but plenteous life, we know that she was completely at one with nature and the outdoors, so this is a really fitting tribute and celebration. David Austin Roses has created a beautiful bloom with charming colours and delicate details and its free-flowering nature makes it a perfect match for Emily.”
David Austin Jnr, Managing Director of David Austin Roses and eldest son of founder, David Austin, commented: “We only introduce a few new roses each year, following a 9 year breeding programme and therefore naming a rose is exceptionally important and personal to my father and I.  We always want to choose a name that captures the character of the rose and also to reflect elements of British culture that are close to my father’s heart.  Historically, many of our English Roses have been named after literary characters or authors and therefore to name the rose Emily Brontë for the bicentenary year was a fitting tribute.”
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