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Rolls-Royce latest project is a real Phantom Rose

If you remember few months ago, Rolls-Royce debuted their one-of-a-kind Phantom Rose, which is custom built for a Lebanese-born Swedish businessman. Many people were awe with it’s design and wondered what with the luxury carmaker’s next unveiling. Well, Rolls-Royce has decided to produce an actual Phantom Rose. I mean a real rose.

The flower has been the inspiration for some very key projects – a beautiful Gallery crafted by Nymphenburg and an incredibly Bespoke Rose Phantom motor car. The rose was bred by a British Rose breeder, Philip Harkness, of the award winning Harkness Roses. To make things interesting, you can only find the flower at the courtyard of the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex.

According to Harkness, the Phantom Rose is a blousy, creamy-white flower, offering a full bloom of 50 petals and a rich perfume. He also the rose took eight years to develop. The Phantom Rose grows in a specially designed bed, fringed with lavender, running alongside the reflection ponds adjacent to the marque’s award winning Sir Nicholas Grimshaw plant.

The first ever online RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be happening on the 18-23 May, you may register over here if you want to watch it live.

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