The Lady of Shallot rose is a fragrant bloom with orange petals, named after one of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poems
Based on the legends of King Arthur, the Lady of Shallot describes an un-named woman who suffers from a mysterious curse. Forbidden to leave the tower in which she lives, the lady is only allowed to see the outside world through a mirror or else suffer an un-named curse which will cause her to die.
One day, the lady sees an image of the Knight Lancelot through her mirror. Falling in love, the lady turns to look at Lancelot and the mirror shatters. The curse is fulfilled.
She leaves the tower and sails away in a boat:
“For ere she reach’d upon the tide,
The first house by the water-side,
Singing in her song she died,
The Lady of Shallot.”
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