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ROSA (ABRAHAM DARBY™)

Image of Rosa 'Auscot' (ABRAHAM DARBY™) PP7215

The Conard-Pyle Co./Star® Roses

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Auscot'(ABRAHAM DARBY™) PP7215

Plant Common Name

English Shrub Rose, Shrub Rose

General Description

This modern English shrub rose has cupped, very double flowers of pale salmon pink with hints of yellow. Abraham Darby™ is an exceptional rose that was hybridized by David Austin and introduced in 1988. It has an upright, bushy habit and stems lined with sharp thorns. Its large compound leaves are shiny, leathery and deep green. Each large bloom has as many as 70 petals and a pungent fruity fragrance. 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. Abraham Darby™ 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.

Characteristics

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow, Light Pink, Salmon

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No