English Rose, Austin Rose
Rosa 'Ambridge Rose'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ambridge Rose
Additional cultivar information:(PP8679, aka AUSwonder)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1990
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Class:

English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

Shrub

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Shade-tolerant

Susceptible to mildew

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

Regional

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

San Jose, California

Sebastopol, California

Hampton, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Urbandale, Iowa

Wayland, Massachusetts

North Augusta, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 12, 2009, mamalatte from Urbandale, IA wrote:

I have grown this rose for about 8 years now. My plant is a grafted plant that never gets more than 2' tall by about 18" wide. The blooms are on the smaller side, perhaps 2.5", deeply cupped and intensely fragrant. This is my favorite-smelling Austin. I will never be without this rose, simply because of the fragrance.

Neutral

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

According to David Austin's 2009 Handbook of Roses, this rose was named for the well loved British radio series, 'The Archers', that has been running for over 50 years.