English Rose, Austin Rose
Rosa 'Kathryn Morley'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kathryn Morley
Additional cultivar information:(PP8814, aka AUSclub, AUSvariety)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 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)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Cupped

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Patent expired

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)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel 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:

San Jose, California

Santa Barbara, California

Hampton, Illinois

Nichols, Iowa

Alfred, Maine

Camden, Maine

Southold, New York

Columbus, Ohio

Wilsonville, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 9, 2010, crisymei from WILSONVILLE
United States wrote:

My "Kathryn Morley" grew very fast during its first year here in zone 8, Oregon. Very disease resistant. It produced tons of blooms continuously in the summer. I love its large flowers which are light pink with a hue of yellow tone at the center. Foliage are medium green.

Positive

On May 20, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This rose is the lovliest shade of pink and has a very nice form. It's a bit sprawly as a plant and I don't like it's habit, but the blooms make up for that. It's pretty hardy in zone 5 with just a little protection.