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Rosa 'Pat Austin'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pat Austin
Additional cultivar information: (aka Pat Austin, AUSmum)
Hybridized by Austin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:
Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Stems are moderately 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

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7 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JoannCooper On Feb 7, 2013, JoannCooper from Bluffton, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

I grew this rose in my Virginia garden (Z 7a)for many years. It grew tall and narrow there and I had it trained over an arch. Total height was about 7 or 8 feet.
This is one of my favorite Austin roses. The color is intense copper with yellow high lights, the fragrance is lovely, bloom flushes continuous through spring, summer, and early fall in Virginia. Somewhat disease resistant, but expect to do some spraying. Moderate number of thorns. Did not last well when cut for me. Thrived in horrible rocky white clay (though soil was amended).
If I had room in my new garden, I would surely plant this one again.

Positive mrs_colla On Sep 4, 2009, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Blooms so well, I adore this rose!
Very special colour blend, super charming, and no diseases at all!

Neutral Joan On Nov 14, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

According to David Austin's 2009 Handbook of Roses, this rose is named after David Austin's wife, Pat, an accomplished sculptress.

Positive vossner On Aug 4, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

reblooms often. Pat is absolutely beautiful. Everybody should have this one for sure.

Neutral torachan On Apr 9, 2008, torachan from Aurora, CO wrote:

I have had this rose 4 years. The blooms are lovely but will shatter quickly if cut. The stems are thin and the blooms droop. The repeat performance is poor or uneven. The bush itself is not a fast grower and remains quite short in zone 5.

Positive jamie68 On Jul 9, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a nice, big, hearty shrub, with nice medium green foliage, and gorgeous coppery, peach blooms that are exquisite, and plentiful.....wonderful all-around Rose that David Austin named after his wife Pat.

Positive delphiniumdiva On Jun 17, 2004, delphiniumdiva from Birmingham, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Grows well with morning sun and no diseases even in zone 9b deep south humidity. Unbelievable subtle yet rich color. Highly recommended!

Positive Lionheart On Oct 2, 2003, Lionheart from Slingerlands, NY wrote:

Performs well in an unprotected Zone 5 location. Blooms are sometimes coppery, sometimes a yellowish copper color, generously repeating throughout the summer and into early autumn (here). Nice fragrance. Reliable performer, reaching about 3.5 feet high in zone 5.

As with many Austins, the canes are a bit spindley, so it may need additional support when in bloom in order to keep the canes from toppling over. Nonetheless, a worthwhile shrub that never disappoints.

Positive flowerE1 On Apr 20, 2003, flowerE1 from Suffolk, VA wrote:

The color of this rose is breathtaking. It is a deep copper on the inside and a lighter yellowish copper on the outside, and it is deeply cupped so you can see both. It is also disease resistant in high humidity--a must for my gardens.


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

Arroyo Grande, California
Auburn, California
Corte Madera, California
Cupertino, California
Laguna Hills, California
Redding, California
Reseda, California
San Anselmo, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Aurora, Colorado
Wilmington, Delaware
Norcross, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
Hampton, Illinois
Lombard, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Evansville, Indiana
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coushatta, Louisiana
Metairie, Louisiana
Alfred, Maine
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Concord, New Hampshire
Montclair, New Jersey
Bellmore, New York
Elba, New York
Slingerlands, New York
Wilmington, North Carolina
Columbus, Ohio
Grants Pass, Oregon
North Augusta, South Carolina
Cookeville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Maryville, Tennessee
Floresville, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Gilmer, Texas
Houston, Texas
Paris, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Spotsylvania, Virginia
Sterling, Virginia
Suffolk, Virginia
Anacortes, Washington
Concrete, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Hurricane, West Virginia

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