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Rosa 'Lady of Shalott' (English Rose)

Rose 'Lady of Shalott', Rosa 'Ausnyson', Shrub Roses, David Austin Roses


Repeat-flowering, Rosa 'Lady of Shalott' is prized by Rose connoisseurs and thought to be one of the best David Austin Roses, thanks to its remarkable blooming performance throughout the season, its disease resistance and its spectacular apricot chalice-shaped blossoms filled with loosely arranged petals (about 60 petals). They contrast beautifully with the foliage, a mix of red-bronze leaves maturing to mid-green, and are elegantly held on a large, bushy shrub with slightly arching stems. Delightfully scented, with a light tea fragrance and hints of spiced apple and cloves. Bred by David Austin, this charming beauty was introduced in 2007.

  • Blooming with unusual continuity from late spring until frost, it is an excellent repeat bloomer.
  • Grows up to 4 feet tall (120 cm) and spreads 3.5 feet wide (100 cm). An excellent choice for beds and borders. Spectacular when combined with the cool blue colors of salvia, nepeta or lavender. Excellent cut flowers.
  • Best grown in full sun or partial shade in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Excellent resistance to disease.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • This lovely rose was named after the Tennyson Society, which promotes the work of 19th century poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. "The Lady of Shalott" was a popular ballad of Tennyson's, inspired by Arthurian legend.
  • 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 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
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
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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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 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
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
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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