Here is a variety of unusual colouring which is almost impossible to describe – a very deep, almost salmon-pink shade that changes with age to an intense red-pink. The deeply cupped flowers soon open to form slightly cupped rosettes. ‘Benjamin Britten’ is a useful rose to provide a highlight among the softer shades of most English Roses. The fragrance is intensely fruity, with aspects of wine and pear drops
It is a shrub of medium height, vigorous, with dense, rather upright, growth and excellent foliage. Position this rose toward the middle or back of the border. 4x8 ft or 8-10 ft as a climber.
Very good in all climates: in warmer climates it can be trained as a climber with the support of a warm wall.