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Rosa Ambridge Rose (English Rose)

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Bred by David Austin in 1990, Rosa Ambridge Rose is still very popular today for various reasons. First, it is particularly beautiful with its fully double, nicely cupped blooms that open to form a loose rosette formation. Elegantly held above the healthy, medium green foliage, its medium-sized blooms (3.5 in; 9 cm) exhibit a pure apricot color on the inner petals that is gradually paling to pale apricot/pink on the outside of the petals. Second, this lovely rose is rich with a powerful and outstanding myrrh fragrance, which is overwhelming when planted as a group of no less than three plants. Finally, this small shrub rose blooms continually throughout the season, creating a spectacular floral display.

  • Featuring a bushy, upright habit, this ravishing small 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 beds and borders or containers. Spectacular when combined with the cool blue colors of salvia, nepeta, or lavender. Plant it where you can enjoy its perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck. Excellent cut flowers.
  • Blooming from late spring until frost, it flowers freely and continuously, providing a charming display.
  • Grows up to 3 feet tall (90 cm) and spreads 2 feet (60 cm). Ideal for small gardens!
  • Best grown in full sun or partial shade, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Excellent disease resistance.
  • Summer pruning will help to maintain the height and encourage quicker repeat flowering.
  • 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 in 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 - 10
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 Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - English Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 30" (80cm)
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 Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (Ornamental Onion)
Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender)

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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 - 10
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 Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - English Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 30" (80cm)
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 Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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