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Alternative cultivar names:
'Evelyn'
'AUSsaucer'
'Apricot Parfait'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Other: Rosette
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info: More than 70 petals
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Apricot-yellow blend, blushed with pink
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1992
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Graham Thomas x Tamora

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The Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP MembersThe Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP Members
By dave on February 1, 2014

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Comments:
Posted by JRsbugs (Near Lincoln UK) on Dec 11, 2011 4:13 PM

I bought Evelyn directly from David Austin Roses, it was one of the first roses I got for my present garden and was planted in spring 2009. I had made a bed to put my first purchases in and some still do well, others produce just a few flowers. My garden doesn't get a lot of sun, it is sandy acidic soil and the bed is on a slight slope. Evelyn manages to keep producing long new growth which is bendy, but not a lot of it. It does marginally better than some of the hybrid roses but the buds dislike wet, rain causes them to 'ball'. The flowers are a very nice cupped shape flattening out with age, buds start more orange in colour fading to pink or pink-orange tones. It has a wonderful scent, the type which makes you want to keep coming back for more. This rose was grown for use in perfumes.

I have not had any problem with black spot on Evelyn although another rose nearby has suffered from it. As it is part of a bed with other plants growing around it it doesn't matter to me whether it flowers well, I appreciated those which it makes. I occasionally give the plants a mulch of organic compost, and organic rose food once a year but I must admit they don't get it every year. It's a good idea to cut out the older wood in spring to encourage new growth, and prune back long growths to a pair of leaf buds. I usually cut them below the previous year's branching stems on the stronger growths, and cut out weaker growths.

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Posted by careyana (Austin, TX - Zone 8b) on Dec 15, 2011 7:47 AM

I bought and planted 'Evelyn' spring of 2011 from a local nursery that gets deliveries from a reputable rose dealer. Our soil is very thin, VERY limestone, so the rose beds are raised and filled with quality soil. Evelyn has been a champion. Even through our record heat and drought this summer, the bush still managed to push out occasional blooms. The water restrictions were once a week by the end of summer, and the rose even soldiered through that. Aphids and thrips can be a chore.

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