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Rosa 'Port Sunlight' (English Rose)

Rose 'Port Sunlight', Rosa 'Auslofty', Shrub Roses, David Austin Roses


One of the most fragrant of all English Roses, award-winner David Austin Rose 'Port Sunlight' features incredibly beautiful, rosette shaped, slightly quartered, bold apricot-peach double blossoms, up to 3.5 in. wide (9 cm). Rich of a very pleasant and strong Tea Rose fragrance, each bloom is packed with many petals gradually paling towards the outside. Both foliage and young stems are bronzy-red at first, becoming a fairly dark green. Free-flowering, exceptionally reliable and resistant to disease, 'Port Sunlight' will catch your heart all summer long with its sublime perfume and sumptuous flowers.

  • Won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Easy to grow, this rose blooms in flushes from late spring until frost and is an excellent repeat bloomer.
  • Vigorously growing in an upright bushy shrub, 5 ft tall (150 cm) and 3-4 ft across (90 - 120 cm), it is effective as a flowering hedge, at the back of a mixed border, as an accent plant or as a climber against a wall. Excellent cut flowers!
  • Best grown in full sun, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • The foliage of this English Rose is excellent and very disease resistant
  • Introduced in 2007, this rose has been named after the model village in the Wirral built by William Hesketh Lever, where they have a beautiful garden of English Roses.
  • 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 6 – 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 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 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
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 Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, 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 6 – 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 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 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
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 Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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