The Lady of Shallot rose, is one of David Austin’s hardiest, and most reliable rose. The flowers are extremely beautiful, in a unique orange blend. They begin as rich, orange/red colored buds that become chalice shaped. The blooms are filled with petals that are loosely arranged. The petals on the lady shallot rose, are salmon pink on the upper side of the flower, and a lovely yellow on the backs.
This is a very beautiful rose bush that will quickly turn into a large, bushy shrub. The flowers nod a bit on the slightly arching stems.
Type Hybrid Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 2009
Growth Habits Large, bushy, and vigorous, it grows 4 ft. high by 3 1/2’ wide.
Blooms Orange blend blooms of orange/red upper sides, and a golden yellow reverse.
The blooms are double, cupped, and nodding
Foliage Mid-green leaves
Fragrance A warm Tea Rose fragrance, with hints of clove, and spiced apple
Hardy zone zones 5-9
Rosa “Lady of Shallot” is highly resistant to rose disease, especially black spot. It is a repeat-flowering, hardy rose that will bloom all season. The second flush of blooms; appear to be even more attractive than the first flush (If that is possible!)
With such a delightful scent, (apple, and cloves), you’ll surely want to cut some for the vase!
These David Austin English roses are highly recommended for beginner rose gardeners! It is a great rose because of its vigor, flowering ability, hardiness, and disease resistance, not to mention that stunning color! If you like orange roses, check these out.
Yellow roses or other yellow flowers would make nice planting companions for these roses. The yellow would contrast nicely with this orange/blend colored rose.
This English rose was named for the Tennyson Society. One of Lord Tennyson’s favorite poems was about The Lady of Shallot, whom lived under a spell, in a castle, near King Arthur’s Camelot. The spell was broken when she looked in a mirror, and saw the reflection of Sir Lancelot. The year 2011 will mark the 200th anniversary of Lord Tennyson’s birth.