Abraham Darby changes colors at different times of the year. Still, it always has a peachy undertone even in the summer when more pink is prevalent.
In this heat of summer, the blooms are full and fragrant. I attribute the size of the blooms to the fact that we've been getting lots of rain again over the last month or so. I think this is a rose that wants plenty of water, just as it's sister Golden Celebration does. I'm beginning to really believe this is a key to all the David Austin roses.
Nevertheless, my main gripe about these roses is blackspot. They are very prone to this disease and at least 50% of this plant is defoliated and yellow. You don't see it in these pictures because I don't photograph that part of the plant. It's a vigorous enough grower to overcome the loss of it's leaves and still thrive. I may start spraying fungicide on my David Austins next year just because I'm tired of them looking bad through the summer. They are not good candidates for a no-spray garden in my area, but the blooms make it impossible for me to resist planting them!