David Austin Roses names new bloom for Black celebrity gardener
For the first time in 60 years, David Austin Roses has named a new variety after a Black gardener.
Danny Clarke, a gardener known on social media and British television as the Black Gardener, reportedly became a BBC gardening star on “The Instant Gardener” nearly 10 years ago and has become a leading voice for expanding accessibility to green spaces. He runs a private garden design company and is a designer for Grow To Know, which teaches young people in disadvantaged communities how to garden.
The ‘Dannahue’ rose, a nod to Danny’s full forename, is an apricot-hued English shrub rose is noted for its beauty, excellent health, and fragrance. ‘Dannahue’ reportedly offers a natural ability to thrive in containers and shaded areas and sits against walls or fences – perfect for urban living and city spaces, as well as
The shrub is currently available only in Britain but will be available to American gardeners next year.