Arthur Bell is dense, upright plant with beautifully formed buds (good for buttonholes) that open to large bright yellow, bowl-shaped flowers that gradually fade to cream as they age. The foliage is glossy and healthy and contrasts well with the flowers. All the shades of yellow that show - and you can get young blooms and older ones on the same flowerhead - are gentle. None of the brassy, rather brash yellows of some of the more modern floribundas. Along with continuous flowering and good scent, it is this loveliness of colour, together with its health and reliability that make Arthur Bell our first choice for a medium sized yellow floribunda rose. It was probably these characteristics that caused the RHS to give it an Award of Garden Merit which is no mean feat given the competition from other roses.
Arthur Bell should be on your shopping list of yellow floribunda roses but if it is not for you or if you want to find roses to plant in the same border, then why not see our full range of Floribunda roses to buy online.
Great for your garden
Like all floribunda roses, Arthur Bell would prefer to be planted in good soil in a sheltered, sunny spot given the choice. However the perfect location is not essential; it pays to remember that all floribunda roses grow on roots descended from some of the hardiest wild roses in the UK. So a bit of cold or a bit of wet is no real problem. Roses demand good light levels however so keep an eye on the sun. Arthur Bell is big enough to look good in the middle of your rose border and we would recommend planted in a triangular group of three with 60-80 cms between the plants. Alternatively it is one of the best roses for lining a path where its non stop production of flowers with high scent can be best appreciated.