English Rose, Austin Rose
Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: A Shropshire Lad
Additional cultivar information:(PP10607, aka AUSled)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Class:

English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

Shrub

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)

Bloom Color:

Pink blend (pb)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Cupped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Patented

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

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 woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-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

Regional

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

Clovis, California

Oakland, California

Pasadena, California

San Francisco, California

Lombard, Illinois

Grants Pass, Oregon

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 24, 2006, dovey from Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

The David Austin Rose "A Shropshire Lad" was named after a collection of poems by A.E. Housman.
The main theme of Housman's "A Shropshire Lad" is mortality, and living life to its fullest, since death can strike at any time.

It makes you wonder if Austin's choice of name, also had as profound a meaning.