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Rosa 'Evelyn'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Evelyn
Additional cultivar information: (PP8680, aka Apricot Parfait, AUSsaucer)
Hybridized by Austin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Susceptible to black spot

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

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive abbirder On Jul 8, 2011, abbirder from Edmonton
Canada wrote:

I grow roses at a large garden centre in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. "Evelyn" is our customers' absolute favorite English rose. The scent is so amazing.

Positive LaurenGormly On May 3, 2010, LaurenGormly from Dallas, GA wrote:

So far my favorite of all the David Austin roses in my garden. Amazingly strong fragrance! I love how the roses stay together nicely and don't fall off after a heavy rain storm- they stay on the bush till you cut them off! And all the petals- makes a dreamy bouquet of flowers!

Positive Gindee77 On Jun 25, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a lovely rose with a great fragrance.

Positive janders On Apr 2, 2005, janders from Rockwall, TX wrote:

Grows beautifully here in North Texas. I don't have any pest or diease problems aside from sporadic outbreaks, and the scent is classic rose. Very distinct medium to light green foliage. Arching.

Positive springlover On May 8, 2004, springlover from Franklin, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

David Austin's rose Evelyn is the "signature" rose for the retail store Crabtree & Evelyn. It's scent is that of a true rose.
I have had great sucess growing "her" here in Southeastern Michigan. She gets about 4-5 feet hight and same in width. With minor black spot problems, she is well worth the time!


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

Calistoga, California
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Forest Falls, California
Grass Valley, California
Newport Beach, California
Redding, California
San Jose, California
Dallas, Georgia
Hampton, Illinois
Lombard, Illinois
Pekin, Indiana
Litchfield, Maine
Columbus, Ohio
Yukon, Oklahoma
Knoxville, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas
Rockwall, Texas
Weslaco, Texas
Linden, Virginia
Hurricane, West Virginia
Kenosha, Wisconsin

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