Edith's Darling™

Edith's Darling, the new addition to the popular series of roses inspired by Downton Abbey characters, is a fitting tribute to Lady Edith and her beloved daughter Marigold. The joy Edith finds in her daughter is what you will feel when you're growing this true old-fashioned soft apricot-gold gem of a flower. Although diminutive in size, with a short, compact & bushy habit, rest assured that Edith's Darling is perfect to fill a border or confined spot in the landscape with a great flowering show of full-sized blooms with long lasting coloration. This darling of a rose exudes a strong fresh cut apple and fruity perfume that evokes Edith's unconditional motherly love. Now use your clippers to bring some blooms into the house to create a warm and fragrant ambiance around the dining table!

General Information

  • Class Shrub
  • Cultivar cv. WEKaltjuchi
  • Patent PPAF
  • Plant Habit Short
  • Growth Habit Upright & bushy
  • Stem Length Short
  • Foliage Color Glossy dark green
  • Disease Resistance Good
  • Flower Color Soft apricot gold with lighter edge
  • Bud Form Pointed & ovoid
  • Flower Size Medium, around 2½-3 inch diameter
  • Flower Form Old fashioned & very full
  • Petal Count 50 to 65
  • Parentage All a'Twitter x Julia Child
  • Hybridizer Christian Bédard
  • Intro Year 2017
  • Introduced By Weeks Roses
  • Fragrant List Fragrant