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Rosa 'Skylark' (English Rose)

Rose 'Skylark', Rosa 'Ausimple', Shrub Roses, David Austin Roses


Rosa 'Skylark' is a lovely variety of shrub rose which produces clusters of semi-double, deep pink, cup-shaped flowers, delicately paling to lilac-pink over time. When fully opened, they reveal a white heart and conspicuous golden stamens. They are nicely complimented by the dark, semi-glossy foliage. Bushy, this rounded, small shrub is a repeat bloomer which emits a light tea fragrance.

  • Its noteworthy qualities have earned it the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Blooms in flushes from late spring until frost.
  • Growing up to 36 in. tall (90 cm) and spreading 30 in. wide (75 cm), it looks wonderful when combined with the cool blue colors of salvia, nepeta or lavender.
  • Best grown in full sun in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in fall or by budding in the summer
  • Bred by David Austin in 2007

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 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 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (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
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 6 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 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 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (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
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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