David Austin believes his Falstaff Rose to be one of his best crimson purple roses. The flowers on these David Austin English roses are large, full petaled, cupped, and a beautiful rich dark crimson color.
The blooms on the Falstaff rose eventually turn to a very different
shade of rich purple. The old-fashioned rose flowers have a cupped, rosette
bloom form, with a mass of small petals held within broader guard
petals. The blooms on these English rose bushes have a delightful old rose scent.
Hybridizer David Austin 1999 (United Kingdom)
Growth Habits A shrub rose bush that can grow 4-5’ tall by 3’ wide. As a climber to 9’.
Blooms Crimson/Purple colored blooms, are large, cupped, very full petaled flowers, with 50 & petals (around 110)
Foliage dark leaves, with a fair amount of prickles
Fragrance Strong, Old Rose fragranceHardy zone
The rose flowers on these David Austin roses come single, or in tight clusters of up to 5 on fairly long stems. Occasionally the individual pedicels within the cluster are weak, and flowers hang down.
It is indeed a Very lovely rose bush with a wonderful old rose scent.
The round buds become a reddish-purple colored rose, that come on a healthy growing rose bush with strong, upright stems. The beautiful blooms stand out against the dark green foliage.
It can be grown as a substantial bushy shrub, or a small climber. When grown as a shrub rose, it would benefit from some Summer pruning.
As a climber it does best when grown on a wall, or pillar. If you grow it as a climber, you can encourage the production of more flowering stems by fanning the stems out to the sides. (When branches are forced to grow horizontal, they produce many more flowering stems!) Warmer climates can train this rose as a climber to grow to around 9 feet.
'Falstaff' is a strong growing rose that has continual repeat bloom, and can grow quite bushy.
This rose was introduced into the UK by David Austin in 1999 David Austin Roses Limited UK
These beautiful English rose bushes were named for the well-loved Shakespearean character, who was the faithful companion of Prince Henry.
I love the color on this rose (as well as the wonderful scent!)
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