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Rosa Lady of Shalott (English Rose)

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

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Rose 'Lady of Shalott', Rosa 'Lady of Shalott', English Rose 'Lady of Shalott', David Austin Rose, English Roses, Shrub roses, yellow roses
Rose 'Lady of Shalott', Rosa 'Lady of Shalott', English Rose 'Lady of Shalott', David Austin Rose, English Roses, Shrub roses, yellow roses
Rose 'Lady of Shalott', Rosa 'Lady of Shalott', English Rose 'Lady of Shalott', David Austin Rose, English Roses, Shrub roses, yellow 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.

  • It is an excellent repeat bloomer, blooming with unusual continuity from late spring until frost.
  • 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 disease resistance.
  • 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 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, 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 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 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 36" - 48"
(90cm - 120cm)
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, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Campanula glomerata (Clustered Bellflower)
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 - 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 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 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 36" - 48"
(90cm - 120cm)
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, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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