The Lark Ascending

(Ausursula) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin

Best For Flowering

Best For Health

Colour: Apricot
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Light, Tea/myrrh
Size: Very Large Shrub 150cm 150cm
Bloom Size: Medium

Graceful semi-double flowers, of a pleasing apricot, are produced from the ground upwards, and are held in large heads of up to fifteen, nicely spaced blooms. Read more

Mixed Border

Rose Hedges

Shady Areas

Attracting Bees

Rose Hips

Wild Areas

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 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are delivered in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted from November to April they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
€21,95
 potted rose

potted rose

WHAT IS A POTTED ROSE? Potted roses can be planted all year round and are delivered in our signature gold emblem pot. Plant in the summer for instant colour in the garden or give as a thoughtful gift. Depending on the time of year your rose may or may not arrive in bloom.
€29,95

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are delivered in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted from November to April they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
€21,95
 potted rose

potted rose

WHAT IS A POTTED ROSE? Potted roses can be planted all year round and are delivered in our signature gold emblem pot. Plant in the summer for instant colour in the garden or give as a thoughtful gift. Depending on the time of year your rose may or may not arrive in bloom.
€29,95

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

Description

Graceful semi-double flowers, of a pleasing apricot, are produced from the ground upwards, and are held in large heads of up to fifteen, nicely spaced blooms. They have a beautiful open-cup shape, loosely filled with about twenty petals, arranged around a cluster of golden stamens. It forms an extremely healthy shrub with tall, airy growth. Named after the much-loved piece of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Characteristics

Colour: Apricot BLOOM COLOUR Colour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Repeat Flowering REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING? REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Light, Tea/myrrh
Bloom Size: Medium BLOOM SIZE GUIDE Bloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: English Shrub Rose
Size: Very Large Shrub SIZE GUIDE All measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June. 150cm 150cm
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2012

Ideal For

Mixed Border
Rose Hedges
Shady Areas
Attracting Bees
Rose Hips
Wild Areas

Growing Conditions

North, East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight
Partial Sunlight

Origin of Name

The name is taken from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ piece of music, which was recently voted Britain’s favourite by listeners to the BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs.

English Shrub Roses

English Roses have natural, shrubby growth which makes them ideal for both rose borders and combining with other plants in mixed borders. The more compact English Roses work well in rose beds, whilst taller varieties can be trained against a post and rail fence. Most varieties will perform surprisingly well in partial shade with at least four or five hours of good sun a day. English Roses as shrubs look best when planted in groups of three or more of the same variety. They will then grow together to form one dense shrub, which will provide a more continuous display and make a more definite statement in the border.
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The Story of

David Austin Roses

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains at the heart of what we do. From one man's vision David Austin Roses has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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