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David Austin Roses
ROSA 'Ausbecks'(BISHOP'S CASTLE™) PPAF
English Shrub Rose
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This pretty-in-pink English shrub rose was hybridized by David Austin and introduced in 2007. With a strong Old World rose fragrance, the profuse blooms of ‘Bishop’s Castle™’ are shallowly cupped and fully double with more than 80 rich pink petals. It has a softly rounded, bushy habit and stems lined with sharp thorns. Its large compound leaves are shiny, leathery and deep green. Most roses bloom with greater vigor if the spent flowers are removed.
Roses prefer full to partial sun, moderate temperatures and perfectly drained, slightly acid soil with average to good fertility. They grow best in places with slightly dry climates, because such climates disfavor the fungal diseases that plague them. For this reason, it is important to maintain good airflow within and between planted roses through good planting and pruning practices which will dissuade fungal attacks. They are also susceptible to a suite of viral and bacterial diseases as well as insect pests, so it is wise to select a robust and resistant cultivar when choosing a rose. ‘Bishop’s Castle™’ has a preference for sunny locations and shows good resistance to fungal pathogens.
Big, old-fashioned English roses will add charm to any garden. They are perfect for sunny foundations, mixed borders and cutting gardens.
12 - 1
5 - 9
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Spring, Summer, Fall
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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