Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: White, with pink center
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1984
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: 2-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Parentage: Seedling x (Iceberg x Wife of Bath)
Child plants: 5 child plants

Image
Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Heritage'
  • 'AUSblush'
  • 'Roberta'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 13.05.2016
digital camera
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2008-06-27
 6:26 pm. Such perfect buds and blossoms!
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2019-07-12
Beautiful antique rose shape, lovely color, fragrant, heavy bloom
Photo by lovemyhouse
Location: central New Hampshire
Date: 2006-07-18
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-07-20
Photo by Avedon
Photo by lovemyhouse
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2014-05-12
Digital Camera
Photo by zuzu
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: July, 2018
Rosa 'Heritage'
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2019-07-12
Heritage just beginning to bloom. Young plant purchased bare root
Photo by zuzu
Location: central New Hampshire
Date: 2006-07-27
my garden, zone 4b New Hampshire
Location: Chicago
Date: 2020-06-22
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2020-05-12
My Heritage roses after a spring shower. Stems are always weak bu
Photo by Cottage_Rose
Location: Chudleigh, Tasmania
Date: 2019-12-14
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2006-06-29
5:20 pm. Always a stunning beauty.
Location: West Covina, CA
Photo by DianeSeeds
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: 2019-06-13
Rosa 'Heritage'
Photo by Tex68
Location: in the Tulsa, OK Botanical Garden
Date: 2003-05-02
Rosa 'Heritage'
Location: in the Tulsa, OK Botanical Garden
Date: 2005-05-12
ROSA 'HERITAGE'
Location: in the Tulsa, OK Botanical Garden
Date: 2003-05-02
ROSA 'HERITAGE'
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-10-23
Photo by zuzu
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: 2019-06-13
Rosa 'Heritage'
Photo by lovemyhouse
Photo by zuzu

Date: 2013-11-15
Photo courtesy of: Jamain 2
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-08-28
Location: West Covina, CA
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Date: 2010-06-26
Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, Texas
Date: 2014-05-03
Photo by stephgem
Location: Bordeaux, France
Date: 2016-09-04
Location: The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain, Goffstown NH
Date: July 2, 2022

Date: 2013-11-17
Photo courtesy of: Jamain
Photo by Tex68
Photo by Tex68
Photo by zuzu
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-08-28

Photo courtesy of: Mogens Engelund

Date: 2013-11-15
Photo courtesy of: Jamain

Date: 2013-09-19
Photo by lovemyhouse
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Thrives in our heat.
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-04-21
Photo by lovemyhouse

Photo courtesy of: Dwergenpaartje
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-08-28
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-08-28

Date: 2013-09-19
Photo by Mike
Photo by tabby
Photo by Mike

Date: 2010-06-07
Photo courtesy of: Anna reg
This plant is tagged in:
Image Image

Comments:
  • Posted by Mike (Lower Hudson Valley, New York - Zone 6b) on Aug 22, 2014 7:50 PM concerning plant:
    I always think of this as the most "feminine" rose in my garden. Alas, the blooms never last very long, and it's not very quick to repeat. It also gets a bit leggy at times. But the captivating fragrance makes it a worthwhile addition to the garden; I always stop to admire it when in bloom.
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 12:23 AM concerning plant:
    Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
    "The beautiful cup-and-saucer- shaped flowers are delicate porcelain pink. Outer petals of cream cup toward inner petals of pink that are swirled and quartered. The nearly thornless bush stands upright with light green foliage. With Iceberg as a parent, you can expect good disease resistance and prolific bloom. Its spicy scent and long stems make it a good cut flower."
  • Posted by lovemyhouse (Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) - Zone 8a) on Aug 22, 2014 9:34 AM concerning plant:
    Blooms in flushes throughout the warm months. Has often bloomed into December, here. Flowers will be smaller with successive blooms. Tolerant of partial shade. I rarely ever give supplemental water. However, while it will lose leaves in drought conditions, it is one tough shrub and always comes back as good as ever. Flower fragrance can change from light floral to one similar to insecticide Pyrethrum -- at least it does to my nose -- so I don't often cut sprays for indoors.
Plant Events from our members
mattmackay22 On October 10, 2014 Obtained plant
» Post your own event for this plant

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Roses Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Roses (Rosa)

« Visit the Roses forum

« The Roses Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Kalanchoe"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.