Nancy Steen Rose

nancy steen rose

For some reason, I think of Nancy Steen as being very similar to the English roses, bred by David Austin. It has the sameold fashioned look to the blooms, with wonderful fragrance. I just can't find a bad word to say about this rose. Lovely subtle hues of coral to salmon pink,fading to white, disease resistance, and a lovely perfume.

Notice in the pictures the variation between blooms? Absolutely lovely! If you are looking for a pale blush pink rose, then Nancy Steen is hard to beat.


nancy steen rose
  • Class: Floribunda / Cluster Flowered, Shrub, Modern.
  • Availability: Commercially available
  • Origin: Bred in New Zealand (1976) by G.C. Sherwood.
  • Bloom: Pink blend, lighter center blooms. Strong fragrance. 30 petals. Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
  • Habit: Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm). Width of 24". (60 cm).
  • Growing: Zone 6 and higher.
  • Parentage:Seed: Pink Parfait Pollen: Ophelia x Parkdirektor Riggers

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