English Rose, Austin Rose
Rosa 'Mary Magdalene'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mary Magdalene
Additional cultivar information:(aka AUSjolly)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Class:

English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

Shrub

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Eye present

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

North Augusta, South Carolina

Paris, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 11, 2011, strawberryhill from 5a, IL wrote:

This rose is rated as exceptionally fragrant 8 to 10 by UK rose locator database - and the best smelling out of ten Austins. The fragrant is very pleasant myrrh, like the Catholic church's incense. The bush is small and compact and gives lots of flowers, the rebloom is quick.

I strongly recommend MM for the number of blooms and the quality and strength of its fragrance - some rated it as better than Tamora , Ambridge, and Scepter d' Isle. It grows well in alkaline soil and blooms well in both heat and cold.