English Rose, Austin Rose 'Evelyn'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Evelyn
Additional cultivar information:(PP8680, aka AUSsaucer, Apricot Parfait)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1992
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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)



4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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:

Patent expired

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 2, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

(Graham Thomas Tamora)


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.


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!


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

This is a lovely rose with a great fragrance.


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.


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!