St. Swithun

(Auswith) English Climbing Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Soft pink
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium-strong, Myrrh
Size: Short Climber 3m
Bloom Size: Large

A short, vigorous climber bearing large, saucer-like blooms, each packed with over one hundred frilly petals. They are a pure soft pink, paling to blush towards the edges, and are complemented by plentiful greyish-green foliage. Read more

6ft Wall or Fence

10ft Wall or Fence

Standard Arch

Obelisk or Pillar

Doorway

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Description

A short, vigorous climber bearing large, saucer-like blooms, each packed with over one hundred frilly petals. They are a pure soft pink, paling to blush towards the edges, and are complemented by plentiful greyish-green foliage. There is a medium-strong myrrh scent. Named to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the consecration of Winchester Cathedral.

Characteristics

Colour: Soft 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: Medium-strong, Myrrh
Bloom Size: Large 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 Climbing Rose
Size: Short Climber 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. 3m
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 1993

Ideal For

6ft Wall or Fence
10ft Wall or Fence
Standard Arch
Obelisk or Pillar
Doorway

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

Named after St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the consecration of Winchester Cathedral.

English Climbing Roses

English Climbing Roses are perfect for softening structures or creating height in your garden. Unlike many climbing roses, they repeat flower with exceptional continuity and are clothed in blooms from the ground upwards. As a group, they don’t grow too tall, making them easy to manage and the perfect height for appreciating the beauty and fragrance of their blooms.

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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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