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Does this rose make you think of iron bridges?

Does this rose make you think of iron bridges?


Hardly surprising really.

It is a beautiful old-fashioned looking rose with the most sensational fragrance you could possibly imagine and is a great addition to any garden.

You'd be forgiven for not knowing it is named after Abraham Darby, one of the founding figures of the Industrial Revolution, who lived in Shropshire, UK.

The rose is a cultivar of the climber 'Aloha' and the floribunda 'Yellow Cushion' and was introduced by David Austin in England in 1985.

The David Austin nurseries are situated in Shropshire and often honour the local people and places when naming their roses.

The 'Abraham Darby' rose was named in collaboration with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, an industrial heritage organisation comprising ten museums. The trust looks after the multiple historic sites within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site in Shropshire, which is widely considered to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

So now you know.

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