English Miss is an aptly named floribunda rose with soft blush to coral double camellia-shaped blooms carried in profusion from June to October. The edges of the petals are a darker pink and the roses open to show prominent yellow stamens and fade to near-white as they age. It is free flowering with a lovely sweet scent that has notes of spice. The large, wide and tight clusters are shown off brilliantly by the foliage which is dark green heavily shaded purple with good resistance to blackspot, mildew and rust. English Miss is a neat and tidy rose that will perform superbly in any reasonably sunny spot. For other delightful floribunda roses do look here.
This pretty little floribunda, never more than 3ft in height, is the type of rose is at its best grown in groups of 3 or 5 for a massed effect or as an edging rose. It is an extremely happy and unfussy little rose and lends itself to many different planting styles. In addition being fairly short, it withstands wind really well.
Bred by Roger Pawsey of Cants of Colchester and introduced in 1977 English Rose was named for his 3-year-old daughter, Sally-Anne. It is a hybrid between Dearest and Sweet Repose.