(Ausbottle) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Rose pink
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Light-medium, Musk
Size: Small Shrub 90cm 80cm
Bloom Size: Medium

This is one of a group of English Roses that is closely related to the old Alba Roses, all of which have a pleasing delicacy and elegance. Read more

Mixed Border

Pots & Containers

Attracting Bees

Wild Areas

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This is one of a group of English Roses that is closely related to the old Alba Roses, all of which have a pleasing delicacy and elegance. It bears charming, semi-double, silky petalled flowers that are a delightful shade of the purest rose pink, paling slightly with age. They are borne in large sprays - each bloom paling individually, to provide a pleasing, mixed effect in each cluster. The opening buds have attractively large, elongated sepals. If the flowers are not dead-headed there will be a crop of hips later in the season.



Colour: Rose pink 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-medium, Musk
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: Small 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. 90cm 80cm
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2000

Ideal For

Mixed Border
Pots & Containers
Attracting Bees
Wild Areas

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

Named after the King’s daughter in Shakespeare’s King Lear.

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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