The Windrush rose, is a large shrub rose with soft yellow, semi-double blooms. As the flowers open, they reveal bright yellow stamens. The fully open flower fades to a lighter shade of almost white.
The dark colored stamens are a brilliant contrast to the lighter colored petals.
The pale yellow flowers float over the plant, and quickly turn to a lighter cream and white color, that begins at the edges, and moves towards the center meeting a large boss of darker colored stamens.
The upright clusters of flowers come in bunches of 3-11. In the fall, they are followed by very large, round hips.
This rose bush is seldom without blooms all season. If it is kept deadheaded, it is very quick to repeat, keeping plenty of flowers on the bush reliably. Removing spent blossoms as soon as possible is essential to ensure that it continues to produce flowers. If not it will set hips.
Type Modern Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin (United Kingdom 1988)
Blooms Soft yellow, semi-double blooms almost 4" across,have a large boss of distinctive golden stamens 9-16 petals
Foliage Medium size mid-green leaves (Prickly bush)
Growth Habit Vigorous growing, Grows 4 1/2' by 4'
Hardy Zone zones 5-9
Windrush was introduced by David Austin as an improved version of 'Golden Wings'. One distinct difference is the bright red stamens on Golden Wings.
This is a very prickly, but healthy growing rose bush. It may get an occasional touch of mildew.
This very floriferous rose bush is one of the first of all roses to bloom in cooler climates.
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