English Rose, Austin Rose 'Port Sunlight'

Rosa

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Port Sunlight
Additional cultivar information:(PP19875; aka AUSlofty)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 2007
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Class:

English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

Shrub

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Quartered

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Patented

Other Details:

Good for cut flowers

Pruning Instructions:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Jun 3, 2013, view1ny from nyc, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I got this rose 2 years ago, and it's not doing anything much. Last year it had 2 flowers. It's very spindly, about 18" tall & not impressive. Contrast that to James Galway & Teasing Georgia (planted at the same time) that are about 8 ft tall & are blooming their heads off.

I'll give it a bit more time to see how it does, but it's a disappointment so far.

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 the model village in the Wirral, built by William Hesketh Lever, where they have a beautiful garden of English Roses.

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