Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) 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) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Bloom Color: Apricot and apricot blend (ab)
Bloom Shape: Double Cupped
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Habit: Bush Can be trained as a standard or tree form
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Resistant to black spot Resistant to mildew Resistant to rust Stems are very thorny
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)
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings By grafting By budding
I ordered two from a Tyler, Texas nursery. They arrived very small, but are growing nicely. The scent is everything its advertised as - incredible. I love this rose! Have yet to see how it does in Louisiana's heat and humidity.
On Jan 26, 2009, StolenMoments from Petersburg, IN wrote:
Wow, is all I can think of, this rose is the first I bought for my new garden and it is such a beauty. I have it right in front of my porch swing and the scent and beauty is outstanding. It is a "wow" rose when friends come to visit and I have had it 3 years this spring. I have 3 good starts from it and they had small blooms and got to about 8 inches tall last fall, anxious to see what they do this year. I just did root compound then direct to soil and covered with a glass jar for about 4 weeks in late fall of 07. So I hope to be able to move them this spring to a new area and enjoy.
On Nov 21, 2007, Nasturtium28 from Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
The picture I posted is from a plant that has been in the ground only about 6 months. It is on drip irrigation and has performed well so far. It bloomed through October and the foliage has remained healthy. I am using it in the border, next to the path; I chose it for its compact size, flower fragrance, form, and color, and overall form of the shrub. I don't know how well the Austin roses do in the heat of this area; we had a fairly mile summer in 2007, so it was not fully tested. But I love this rose and want to give it a go!
On Feb 24, 2007, hart from Shenandoah Valley, VA wrote:
If you've had no luck with David Austin roses, try this one. Very tough and lots of blooms all summer. It stays a nice size too, not too large to tuck into a smaller bed. Scent seems to vary from year to year. Some years the fragrance is strong and wonderful, others very faint.
On May 20, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
This is my most favorite rose. It's low-growing, winter hardy, disease resistant, and blooms continually. The blooms are very fragrant, a lovely apricot color that looks like it's glowing from within. The only drawback is that it's very thorny.
On Apr 7, 2005, nikkoblue from Davidson, NC wrote:
This rose bloomed all summer long the first summer after planting. I am completely taken with the color, form and scent of this beautiful rose. I do no spraying, and this rose was healthy and beautiful in the heat and humidity of NC.
On Aug 27, 2001, NancyA from Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:
This lovely rose seems to do particularly well in my zone 8 California garden. It likes heat, and blooms almost continuously.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Phoenix, Arizona Berkeley, California East Richmond Heights, California Oakland, California Oxnard, California Sacramento, California San Jose, California San Leandro, California East Newnan, Georgia Hampton, Illinois Palmyra, Illinois Washington, Illinois Petersburg, Indiana Echo, Louisiana Alfred, Maine , New York Davidson, North Carolina Fairport Harbor, Ohio Wilsonville, Oregon North Augusta, South Carolina Centertown, Tennessee Eagleton Village, Tennessee Houston, Texas Pecan Grove, Texas Fort Valley, Virginia Suffolk, Virginia