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Rosa 'The Prince'

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

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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant 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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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive gxiong On Jun 17, 2008, gxiong from Knoxville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a slender, compact bush, growing only 2 feet wide and 3 feet tall. The blooms are about 3-4 inches wide and the color range from claret to burgundy. The blooms tend to burn under the sun. I've moved it under a shady area. So far no disease problems.

Positive mountaindog On Mar 25, 2007, mountaindog from Phoenicia, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

Only in its first year, this dark beauty has done surprisingly well next to the house here in zone 5a, while my other Austin Roses out in the beds have not been as vigorous. It probably likes the sheltered location, where it still gets plenty of sun. It bloomed right into late fall as well, which was unusually warm in 2006.

Positive sayma On Mar 25, 2007, sayma from Tujunga, CA wrote:

A beautiful dark red/purple rose with a fantastic fragrance. I have one on its own roots and it is only 3 feet tall.


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

Tujunga, California
Lombard, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Phoenicia, New York
Eugene, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Yakima, Washington

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