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Royal roses are set to put on a bloomin’ brilliant display for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Rosa ‘Royal Jubilee’

Renowned grower David Austin roses has unveiled Rosa ‘Royal Jubilee,’ its patriotic new bloom for 2012.

It has rounded, soft-pink flowers that are borne in clusters – and give off a fruity fragrance that’s similar to blackcurrant tea or fruit pastilles.

‘Royal Jubilee’ came from David Austin’s breeding programme; one of the world’s biggest which produces over a quarter of a million rose seedlings every year.

Technical manager Michael Marriott said: “This is a lovely classic old rose with excellent fragrance and health.

“We knew right away it was the one to recognise the jubilee.”

Roses, which have not yet been priced, will be available after Chelsea in May. Call (01902) 376300 or www.davidaustinroses.com