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Rosa 'St Swithun' (Climbing Rose)

Rose 'St Swithun', Rosa 'Auswith', Shrub Roses, English Roses, David Austin Roses,


How to resist the charm and fragrance of this lovely Rose? Rosa 'St Swithun' produces very large, fully double flowers, full of over 120 frilly petals neatly arranged around a central button eye. Soft pink at its heart, the blossoms gradually fade to the palest pink at the edges and exude a strong fragrance that is reminiscent of pure myrrh. Quick repeat-flowering, vigorous, tough and reliable, 'St Swithun' enjoys a bushy growth that makes it perfect as a tall shrub or trained as a short climber. Actually, this is one of the best climbers!

  • Blooming in flushes from late spring until frost, this Rose is an excellent repeat bloomer.
  • Grows up to 4 feet tall (120 cm) and spreads 3 feet wide (90 cm). An excellent choice for beds and borders. Spectacular when combined with the cool blue colors of salvia, nepeta or lavender. Plant it where you will be able to enjoy its perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck. Excellent cut flowers. Ideal as free-blooming climber for walls, arbors, fences or other garden structures where it may reach up to 8 ft. (240 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Excellent resistance to disease.
  • Introduced in 1993 by David Austin, this lovely rose has been named after St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester.

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, 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 Climbers, Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosa - Climbing Roses, Rosa - English Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
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, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
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 – 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 Climbers, Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosa - Climbing Roses, Rosa - English Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
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, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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