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Rosa A Shropshire Lad (English Rose)

Rose A Shropshire Lad, Rosa 'Ausled', Shrub Roses, David Austin Roses

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Rose A Shropshire Lad, Rosa A Shropshire Lad, David Austin Rose, English Roses, Shrub roses, pink roses, Climbing Roses, fragrant roses
Rose A Shropshire Lad, Rosa A Shropshire Lad, David Austin Rose, English Roses, Shrub roses, pink roses, Climbing Roses, fragrant roses
Rose A Shropshire Lad, Rosa A Shropshire Lad, David Austin Rose, English Roses, Shrub roses, pink roses, Climbing Roses, fragrant roses

Noted for its rich, fruity fragrance, Rosa A Shropshire Lad is ravishing with its large rosettes displaying up to 100 perfectly arranged, soft, and peachy pink petals. Remaining beautiful at all stages, the shallow cup is delicately framed with pale outer petals that are slightly back-turning.

  • This David Austin variety of English roses is related to ‘Leander’ from which it inherits its health, vigor, and almost thornless growth.
  • Featuring bountiful, large, dark green leaves, this tall, robust, and reliable shrub is an excellent repeat bloomer whose striking beauty allows it to be treated as a specimen plant in the landscape. It is also a superb addition to the back of the border and can be grown as a climber if tied to some support, such as a wall, trellis, fence, or pillar.
  • Blooming from late spring until frost, it remains attractive throughout, with the flowers holding their perfect shape to the end.
  • Its noteworthy qualities have earned it the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2012.
  • Grows up to 5 feet tall and across (150 cm) and up to 8 feet as a climber (240 cm)
  • Best grown in full sun or partial shade in rich, fertile, well-drained soils with adequate moisture. Tolerates some shade.
  • This rose is named after A.E. Houseman’s cycle of poems about his home county, where David Austin’s rose gardens and nursery are located. Born in Shropshire, David Austin is himself a Shropshire lad.

David Austin’s English Roses combine Old Roses’ flower forms and perfume with the color range and repeat-flowering habits of modern roses. As a Rose breeder, David Austin’s achievement is marrying the romantic “English Rose” look with reliable garden performance, vigorous growth, full bushes, disease resistance, and prolific season-long bloom. Over 200 English Roses have been released since 1961, many receiving the highest rewards.

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Most people think of roses as finicky creatures, and many are. English Garden Roses, on the other hand, have the lush flowers and pleasing fragrance people love about roses, amply supplied on vigorous, lush, disease-resistant bushes that flower all season long.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers, Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa - English Rose, Rosa - Climbing Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose, Rosa
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 5' - 8'
(150cm - 240cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers, Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa - English Rose, Rosa - Climbing Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose, Rosa
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 5' - 8'
(150cm - 240cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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