The beautiful Sharifa Asma Rose has delicate blush pink flowers that fade to mother of pearl at the edges. This is one of the most beautiful, and most popular of the English roses.
The double, pale pink
flowers fade to white from their edges, turning first to blush pink
and mother of pearl, with a hint of palest yellow at the center. The
flowers open somewhat cupped, (shallow cups) then reflex to form an
Type Old Rose Hybrid (Shrub)
Hybridizer David Austin 1989
Growth Habits Upright. Comparatively short, compact bush can grow up to 4’ tall by 3’ wide
Blooms Soft Blush Pink , paling to white at the outer edges, cupped flowers 4 1/2” across, have 50& petals
Foliage Large size, medium green, semi-glossy, lots of thorns, disease resistant
Fragrance Strong, sweet, Fruity and musky fragrance
Hardy zone zones 5-10
The blooms on this rose come in small, dense clusters of up to 3-4 flowers. They bloom in a series of flushes, right up until late Fall.
If possible give them a bit of afternoon shade, blooms can be damaged by the hot sun.
The scent is most pleasing. It is a very strong, distinctive fragrance, with fruity notes that are reminiscent of mulberry and white grapes. It reminds me of a mixture of Myrrh and Damask, also sweet, and musky.
These David Austin roses will become a sturdy, short, upright bush, with lots of prickles (thorns).
It is a perfect rose for small gardens. It has very good winter hardiness.
The flowers come in a series of flushes. When in bloom, the bush is literally covered in beautiful flowers!
Thrips could be a problem with this rose.
Named for a member of the Omani royal family.
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