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Rosa Tess of The d’Urbervilles (English Rose)

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An excellent choice where space is limited! This short and compact climber produces large, bright crimson, deeply cupped flowers, contrasting with the foliage of large, dark green leaves. Bred by David Austin, this English Rose also emits a strong Old Rose fragrance and makes a very pretty sight both as a shrub and as a short climber.

  • Blooming in flushes from late spring until frost, this is an excellent repeat bloomer.
  • Robust, it grows in a bushy, arching shrub, 4 ft tall and across (120 cm), and up to 6-8 ft if trained as a climbing rose. An excellent choice for beds and borders. Spectacular when combined with the cool blue colors of salvia, nepeta, or lavender. Plant it where you can enjoy its perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck. Excellent cut flowers.
  • Best grown in full sun in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates some shade
  • Excellent disease resistance. Reliable and easy to grow.
  • This lovely rose was named after the heroine of Thomas Hardy’s novel.

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, 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 Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - English Rose, Rosa - Climbing Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 8'
(120cm - 240cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (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, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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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, 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 Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - English Rose, Rosa - Climbing Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 8'
(120cm - 240cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (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, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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