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Rosa 'Brother Cadfael'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Brother Cadfael
Additional cultivar information: (PP8681, aka AUSglobe)
Hybridized by Austin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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Class:
English Rose (aka Austin Rose)
Shrub

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
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:
Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:
Double

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Habit:
Shrub
Bush

Patent Information:
Patented

Other Details:
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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative davebert On Oct 15, 2012, davebert from Durham, NC wrote:

Brother Cadfael is a rewarding rose with exquisite flowers - when they don't ball. My three plants attempt to bloom every spring with great abundance, but mostly end with the flowers balling. I experience no repeat bloom despite attempts to prune heavily or train the long canes horizontally. The plants produce very long, upright stiff canes. Disease resistance is good here in central North Carolina.

Positive Connifirst On Oct 31, 2009, Connifirst from Vashon
United States wrote:

Approximately ten years ago I purchased 3 bareroot plants of the wonderful Brother Cadfael Rose from a mail-order plant company. I love English roses and took a chance on the fragrance. They are in a deer-proof enclosure in my front garden and their glorious fragrance pervades every corner of my yard. BC are prolific bloomers, four times a season and seem to arch ever upward. I have not tried to train them to a trellis as climbers but can see how they would do well. I have had no luck with propagating with cuttings, but will keep trying. I'm very happy with these roses and my neighbors comment admiringly every long growing season.

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

According to David Austin's 2009 Handbook of Roses, they named this rose after the hero of Ellis Peters' detective stories.

Positive meacatmom On Oct 31, 2006, meacatmom from mississauga
Canada wrote:

This is growing in my garden in Mississauga, Ontario. (Zone 5) At the moment I have the 4th set of buds on it this year. Lovely and easy to grow. Collar and fill with mulch each fall and it's happily in it's 4th year.

This was purchased in memory of my trip to Shrewsbury, England, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael. Every year, I look at the lovely flowers and rememeber the equally lovely countryside and the rose gardens I saw in Shrewsbury

Regional...

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

Oxnard, California
Hampton, Illinois
East Freehold, New Jersey
Beacon, New York
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Vashon, Washington



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