Rose State Of Grace
This variety, created by renowned rose researcher and breeder Christian Bédard, features the gorgeous flower form of a classic, English garden rose, but the shrub is more compact, rounded and symmetrical. State of Grace adapts well to the U.S. climate, boasts excellent resistance to downy and powdery mildews, and has good all-around disease resilience. It produces clusters of 3–4 large, elegant flowers with 40-plus petals that bloom and rebloom on top of the habit. The outer petals are soft pink and surround a creamy yellow centre, with the colours between them softly blending together. The 4–5" flowers release a moderate, fruity fragrance that draws lots of butterflies to the garden.