The Cottage Rose, is the perfect English shrub rose for a small garden.
The warm pink flowers on these David Austin English roses are shallowly cupped, in quartered rosettes. This rose bush is a continuous bloomer that repeats flowers quickly. As one flush of flowers fade, the new buds are ready to produce another flush.
The Cottage rose flowers from Summer through Fall, and is one of the English roses with true 'old rose character'.
The flowers are not the neat and tidy looking blooms, you might expect, but instead, because of the way they open out, they have a more loose, almost ragged look to them. (They are similar to that of a Damask rose.)
Parentage of this rose: Mary rose x Wife of Bath
Type Shrub rose
Hybridizer David Austin (Britian) 1991
Blooms Warm, glowing pink flowers are very full about 2.8" in size
with around 40 petals or more.
Foliage Medium green leaves lots of prickles (thorns)
Growth Habit Upright and Arching habit of growth Grows 3' by 5' high, and a width of 30' x 3'
Fragrance Medium, sweet fragrance
Hardy Zones zone 5b - 10b
The buds open to a warm pink color with deeper pink petal backs, that stay darker than the upper sides. The contrast is very attractive to the loose petals. The old fashioned looking cupped blooms sometimes have a rough button eye.
It has a pleasing fragrance of old rose,that hints of almond and lilac.
The slender stems bare both single pink flowers, and clusters of up to five blooms. The canes are heavily armed with lots of thorns!
This repeat flowering English shrub rose is small and bushy, making it perfect for a smaller garden, a mixed border, or in a container.
The informality of this rose also makes it a perfect for a 'Cottage Garden'.
It blooms in flushes all season, and is quite hardy, even in the colder regions.
If you love those English roses, and are looking for a smaller, bushy, upright growing one you might take a look at this beauty. It seems to produce lots of beautiful flowers, but be careful of those thorns!
This shrub rose could have a problem with mildew and black spot.
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