Rose (Rosa 'Abraham Darby') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Abraham Darby'
'AUScot'
'Abraham'
'Candy Rain'
'Country Derby'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info: Large, very full, old-fashioned form
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Apricot & pink blend
Growth Habit: Tall, can be trained as climber
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1985
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 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 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 4-6 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
Parentage: Aloha x Yellow Cushion
Child plants: 7 child plants

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A Week of Celebrating RosesA Week of Celebrating Roses
By dave on April 25, 2015

It's Roses Celebration Week, a week we've been looking forward to all year! This week we'll encourage everyone to share their photos, comments and information about roses. Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 3, 2014 11:01 PM

Abraham Darby, one of the most popular Austin shrubs, is hardier than most Austins, surviving zone 4 winters without any extra protection, and is almost thornless. The blooms start out cupped, like so many other Austin blooms, but they subsequently flatten to an old-fashioned quartered shape. The rose has a tendency to climb up to about 12 feet, but looks best if it's pruned down to 4-6 feet.

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