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Rosa 'Crocus Rose' (English Rose)

Rose 'Crocus Rose', Rosa 'Emanuel', Rosa 'City of Timaru', Rosa 'Ausquest', Shrub Roses, David Austin Roses


English Rose 'Crocus Rose' is a robust, free-flowering rose producing large clusters of cream-colored rosette-shaped flowers (41 petals), initially laced with soft apricot at the center. They are elegantly borne at the end of slightly arching stems and offer a lovely contrast against the medium green, semi-glossy foliage. This charming rose enjoys a delightful Tea Rose fragrance. Introduced by David Austin in 2000, this rose is a very good choice for US growing conditions, including those with very cold winters.

  • Blooming in flushes from late spring to fall, this rose is an excellent repeat bloomer
  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 4 ft. tall (120 cm) and 3 ft. across (90 cm).
  • Forms a good, healthy, well branched shrub whose striking beauty allows it be treated as a specimen plant in the landscape. It is also a superb addition to the border, may be used for hedging and its medium size allows it to fit small gardens.
  • Best grown in full sun in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Summer pruning will help to maintain the height and encourage quicker repeat flowering.
  • David Austin’s English Roses combine the flower forms and perfume of Old Roses with the color range and repeat-flowering habits of modern roses. As 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 of them receiving the highest rewards.

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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 Rosa - English Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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* Pictures are courtesy of David Austin

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.


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 Rosa - English Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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