English Rose, Austin Rose
Rosa 'The Mayflower'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: The Mayflower
Additional cultivar information:(aka AUStilly, The Mayflower)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1992
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Class:

English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

Shrub

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 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)

Bloom Color:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Irvine, California

San Francisco, California

Washington, Illinois

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 11, 2009, honeyrose2 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

This plant has done quite well in the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The area in sprayed with horticultural oil once a year. The beds are surrounded by grass and the garden was built on an old road bed so it gets quite muddy in winter. The plant has stayed quite disease free.

Neutral

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 one of the early ships that first transported the pilgrims to America.