The Ambridge rose are soft looking apricot pink David Austin English roses.
The apricot pink coloring becomes very soft and paler towards the petal edges. The rose flowers on the Ambridge rose begin neat looking, and cupped, but open out to form very attractive rosettes.
The shell pink color has a hint of apricot in the center, fading to mother of pearl. There is a very attractive contrast between the pale outer petals and the warmer colored center ones.
The flowers are borne both singly, and also in clusters of up to 5. They shed their petals neatly, keeping the bush tidy looking at all times.
Besides it's unique color making it so beautiful, this English rose has a wonderful fragrance of myrrh (unique to the English roses).
Type English Shrub rose
Hybridizer David Austin 1990 (United Kingdom)
Blooms Medium size flowers are soft, apricot/pink, around 3" across with around 80 petals
Foliage dark green leaves
Growth habit Small, bushy, compact rose grows 3' by 2' Repeat flowering
Fragrance Strong, sweet, myrrh
Hardy Zone zones 5-10
This apricot blend rose bush is very quick to repeat flowers. (It is considered to repeat flowers better than most English roses.) You will find it seldom without flowers all season.
Ambridge is a very hardy, and healthy growing rose bush, that does well in most areas. It is one of the shorter growing of the David Austin roses, and doesn't get to tall, even in warmer climates.
It's compact, bushy size make it perfect for planting in the front of a border, the rose bed, or along a walkway.
The large, cupped, fragrant blooms grow on strong stems, so cut some for the vase!
The new foliage is bronze colored when new, then turning a dark green color. The canes are heavily armed with lots of prickles (thorns).
Parentage: 'Charles Austin' x : 'Wife of Bath'
David Austin believes this rose to be: Tough, and trouble free. Doing particularly well in the U.S.A, and especially in hotter areas.
The name for this rose comes from a fictional village in a popular British radio serial, that has been running for over 50 years (The Archers)
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