The English St Swithun Rose, has large, soft pink, saucer-like, frilly flowers that fade to a paler pink at the edges.
These David Austin pink roses, have a rosette shape with a loose button eye that sometimes hides the pale yellow color at the center of the flower.
If this rose is happy in your garden, the flowers can reach as much as 5” across. They are borne singly and in small clusters of up to 5 flowers per cluster.
Type English Climbing/Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 1994
Growth Habits Grown as a shrub rose bush that can grow 4-5 tall by 3’wide. In warmer climates of the U.S. it is grown as a climber to 9’. Vigorous, with arching canes, tall, slender growth habit. Considered very disease resistant
Blooms Large, delicate soft pink colored blooms, with edges that fade to lighter pink, lightly cupped, full of petals (over 130) with 3 ½-5” flowers
Foliage Large, medium green leaves, are semi-glossy
Fragrance Strong, Myrrh fragrance
Hardy zone zones 5
The very large, delicate soft pink colored flowers have cupped blooms
with frilly petals.They form perfect rosettes.
This English rosebush grows upright, and is very vigorous. It has an open habit of growth with long arching canes, that hold the blooms up, and away from the foliage, to give it an even more delicate look!
This rose bush repeats blooms quickly, to give you flowers all season.
The foliage starts off a bronze color at first, then turn mid-green. The foliage is fairly healthy, and semi-glossy.
This is a particularly hardy, healthy, and reliable rose, that may need mid-season pruning to keep it more compact. It makes an excellent climber.
It is also great used for a wall, pillar, arch or trellis.
Sometimes spelled (Saint Swithun rose)