If you have ever looked for a rose with an unusual color, to use in borders with warm bold colours: Red, orange and yellow - Cannas, Montebretias and Day lilies, I can think of few roses better than Pat Austin, Golden Celebration and Graham Thomas. But they all fade next to a English rose David Austin Roses introduced in 2005 named; Summer Song. The colour was described as "Burnt Orange" which I found pretty accurate when I saw the first flowers on this new rose. Very few roses have such an intense unfading orange color. The flowers have a fruity rose fragrance, with notes of bananas, pineapple and mango. It seems to become a medium tall (about 4 feet) vigorous rose and is building up to a bushy shrub-rose with medium green leaves. I planted the roses next to some Montebretias and behind some day lilies, but in a rose garden I saw it planted next to the royal purple English rose; The Prince. What a stunning colour contrast! So if you are looking for an orange rose to bring some life to what I call "dead gardens" - gardens that are more architecture than gardening and want a rose to go with plants with warm colours, Summer Song surely is going to make your heart sing and let the sunshine into your warm garden.