The Poet’s Wife English Rose bears rich yellow flowers which gradually pale over time. The blooms have a neat outer ring of petals enclosing an informal group of petals within. There is a strong, wonderfully rich fragrance with a hint of lemon, which becomes sweeter and stronger with age. It forms a bushy, nicely rounded shrub with arching branches and rather shiny foliage. An excellent rose for arrangements, mixed border or as a potted specimen.