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Rosa 'James Galway'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: James Galway
Additional cultivar information: (PP13918; aka AUScrystal)
Hybridized by Austin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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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)

Bloom Color:
Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

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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1 positive
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive fesch On Apr 2, 2011, fesch from Springfield, VA wrote:

Great rose, never gets disease even in Virginia's hot muggy summers. Grows very large. Beautiful pink flowers.

Neutral Glenn3 On Jul 6, 2010, Glenn3 from Camden, ME wrote:

Beautiful, but a stingy bloomer for us, and needs protection from the Maine winter.

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 in honor of the famous musician, James Galway.

Neutral Paulwhwest On Aug 27, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred and introduced in England.

Seed: AUSblush
Pollen: Seedling


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

San Jose, California
Gardiner, Maine
Litchfield, Maine
Springfield, Virginia

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