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class: David Austin Rose
breeding: Austin, 1983
photographed by Daphne Filiberti in her garden

I really think that 'Tamora' is an extraordinary rose. 'Tamora' looks beautiful planted in hedges and large masses. I did not have the space, so I planted the rose in a group of three. My three roses have not failed to please. I fell in love with 'Tamora' at the Huntington Garden, where she is planted en masse of over sixty roses around a Temple of Love: a wonderful, restored, seventeenth century limestone tiemietto. 'Tamora' has a fragrance that is bewitching: a lovely concoction of myrrh and spice, that is quite intoxicating. 'Tamora' has an old-world, cupped formation with a modern-apricot shading. The rose has an easy temperament, nice at the front of a border, reaching a tidy three feet in my Southern California garden. 'Tamora' is a healthy rose, but I have heard that the rose can get some blackspot. The rebloom is good, and the rose makes nice cut roses for the home.

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