A Shropshire Lad rose, is one of the David Austin roses with a soft, peachy pink color.
The soft colored flowers begin cup shaped, then form attractive rosettes as they open. The outer, looser petals appear lighter in color, while the middle of the flower looks a bit darker shade of peach.
The delicious looking flowers are quite fragrant, and very "English rose" looking.
Type English Shrub rose
Hybridizer David Austin (United Kingdom) 1996
Blooms Soft Peach/Pink color with around 90 petals
Foliage Large leaves are glossy
Growth Habit Strong growing 4-6' tall by 3-5' wide
Fragrance Strong Tea Rose (Fruity)
Hardy Zone hardy zones 5b-10b
This is an excellent, hardy and very reliable yellow blend shrub rose by David Austin.
The cup shaped/rosette formed flowers have a very strong fruity fragrance.
The bush blooms in flushes throughout the growing season on almost (nearly thorn-less) canes.
Warmer areas will find they need to do a bit of summer pruning on this tall growing English rose, to keep it in bounds.
Or let it grow....
It can be grown as a climber, where it could reach heights of 10'.
This is a quite hardy rose, with simply lovely blooms, and a wonderful fragrance.
The name for this rose 'A Shropshire Lad', came from a poem by "A.E. Houseman", and commemorates the 100th year anniversary of the book.
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