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PlantFiles: English Rose, Austin Rose
Rosa 'Summer Song'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Song
Additional cultivar information: (aka Austango)
Hybridized by Austin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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Bloom Color:
Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


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Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding
By tip layering

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral karemo On Oct 31, 2014, karemo from Melbourne
Australia wrote:

If you try to grow this rose in an area with very hot summers, it will need shade, shade and more shade; water and more water. Absolutely _hates_ the heat and the foliage burns very, very easily in the sun.

I have attempted to grow two of these in Melbourne, AU (Zone 9b) where Summers can reach 45C/115F and it simply doesn't cope unless it's protected from the sun.

If you have cool Summers, definitely try it - it has a magnificent strong burnt-orange flower.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alba, Texas

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