A beautiful, David Austin English Shrub Rose with old fashioned appeal. It took out the Silver Medal as well as the Irwin Award for health and was noted as the most pest and disease resistant variety at Australia’s National Trial Garden in 2020 – so it is made of tough stuff. The medium, rounded bushes are healthy and robust, growing to around a metre high and wide with amiably few thorns.
The cupped, mid sized flowers open in clusters with a fruity tea perfume and notes of raspberry. It rates a strong 4/5 on our fragrance scale. The ‘James and Giant Peach’ coloured flowers have up to 40 petals and are around 8cm across and they repeat throughout the season.
We have carefully chosen our Roses to best suit Australian conditions, across a wide climatic range. We have choose only disease resistant Roses that are also visually stunning and they are all prime, two year old stock.
The basics of rose care are simply ...
1. Keep the plants moist at all times, but never allow the roots to sit in water.
2. Feed generously, and frequently, two or three times over the flowering season.
3. Keep pests to a minimum (this is usually not a problem if you start with a strong variety, and keep it well watered and well fed).
4. Prune back once a year .
5. Keep the area around the roots weed free, and ensure 4-6 hours of sun per day. Loamy soils are ideal, though Roses will grow in heavy top soils (if well drained) and sandy soils (if kept watered and fed more frequently). For Roses to thrive, good drainage is critical.
Supplied as: Bare rooted
Rosa x hybrida
Spring to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean