A Cumbrian garden centre is now selling a rose dedicated to Rob Burrow, following the Rugby League legend's passing earlier this month. 

Larch Cottage Nurseries, in Penrith, is stocking The Rob Burrow rose, with £2.50 of every sale donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The roses were supplied by Harkness Roses, a business with roots in Yorkshire, close to where Burrow made his name in Rugby League, playing for Leeds Rhinos.

The Rob Burrow roseThe Rob Burrow rose (Image: Supplied)

They describe it as "a strong, reliable, and simply charming rose, ‘The Rob Burrow MND’ is just waiting to impress wherever planted across the garden."

The description also writes: "With bushy and upright growth and dark green, glossy foliage, everything is set up perfectly for the show-stopping golden amber blooms to emerge across summer, and even into early autumn. Buds first form tinged with light green and soon transform into soft yellow blooms.

"When the flowers are fully open, you will be amazed by the show of up to 40 attractive petals, which appear in a delightful shade of golden amber with the odd pink hue. This variety also benefits from a pleasing myrrh scent, and is very versatile to thrive whether planted in beds, borders, or large patio pots.

"Former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob Burrow MBE was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019, just two years after ending his playing career by captaining Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final. MND is a disease suffered by an estimated 5,000 adults in the UK, with six people being diagnosed on average every day.

"Rob soon became a patron of the MND Association, a charity focussed on improving access to care, funding research, and campaigning for people living with, or affect by, MND, with Rob leading extraordinary fund and awareness-raising efforts. In June 2024, Rob sadly died, four and a half years after his initial diagnosis.

"We are proud to donate £2.50p from the sale of each rose to the MND Association, a registered charity in England and Wales."

In the Penrith garden centre, the roses are available to buy potted, for £27.99.