Princess Alexandra of Kent- In spite of their size, they are never clumsy; being held nicely poised on a well-rounded shrub. Because of their size, there is a lot to be said for planting in groups of three, keeping both flowers and growth nicely balanced. They have a delicious fresh Tea fragrance which, interestingly, changes completely to lemon as the flower ages – eventually taking on additional hints of blackcurrants. It is very healthy
‘Outrageously beautiful’ - The Princess Royal Victoria (later Empress of the German Empire) about her new sister-in-law Princess Alexandra of Denmark (later Queen Consort of Great-Britain). Portrait by Richard Lauchert (1823-69).