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Rosa 'Claire Austin'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Claire Austin
Additional cultivar information: (PP19465; aka Ausprior)
Hybridized by Austin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)
Hybrid Musk

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Light yellow (ly)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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No positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Citro On Jun 4, 2012, Citro from Eden, MD wrote:

Canes bend to the ground with the weight of the flowers, which in my case, all balled. The roses that did open were only about 2 inches wide. This definitely behaves as a climber, not a shrub, which is what I wanted. I guess these problems are the reason why the rose is never shown as a shrub, only individual flowers.
I have the Alnwick rose growing a few feet from Claire and it is beautiful and behaving as a shrub should.

Neutral Joan On Nov 13, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

David Austin named this rose after his daughter, Claire, who specializes in perennials, especially Iris, Peonies and Daylilies.

This rose has a strong myrrh and vanilla fragrance.


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

Midland, Michigan
Spokane, Washington

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