They were come back to the hollow, round which the dog-roses
grew, and they both paused under the charm of the faery evening light, reflected from the pale pink clusters.
Great choices for a good-sized tree include 'Crimson Shower', with dark foliage offsetting crimson flowers, and 'Francis E Lester' for a wilder-looking flower like a super-sized dog-rose
(both David Austin).
While the roses regarded as most desirable for distillation into rose-water were red or crimson,(3) the dog-rose
, wild rose, or eglantine, then as now, ranged from white to pale pink.