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: 8 child plants

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

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2017-06-09
Photo by Malan
Location: Prescott, AZ
Date: 2017-09-03
In its Eighth Growing Season, its First Completely Satisfactory B

Date: 2019-05-11
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-05-19
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2018-08-08
- Radiant in one of its many colour variations.
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 2021-08-26
AB likes to change colour, presently creamy yellow
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2021-07-30
- A beautiful overlay of petals. More orange than usual due to ho
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2014-07-15
7:46 pm. Three such perfect blooms together, create a tangible pe

Date: 2020-04-25
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-09-10

Date: 2021-11-21
Photo by kniphofia
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2009-06-24
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-11-23
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-11-23
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date: 2011-11-05
Photo by SoCalGardenNut
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2010-04-19
Location: Hafnarfjordur, SW Iceland
Date: August 12, 2006
Location: mid-TN
Date: 04-29-17
My vote for most beautiful rose goes to Abe Darby!
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2015-08-04
 1:56 pm. The pale pink outer petals give way to a warm glow from
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2016-05-19
 4:16 pm. Such rounded, plump buds produce these magical, overwhe
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-05-19
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-28

Date: 2008-08-29
Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.
Location: mid-TN
Date: 04-29-17
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2010-06-30
Photo by dana
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 2015-07-11
Location: CA
Date: 2021-11-12
Seems to have deep pink tones when first opening that fade to lig
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: Hafnarfjordur, SW Iceland
Date: August 16, 2006
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 2015-05-01
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2021-04-29
First Abraham Darby bloom, Spring 2021
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 2015-07-11
Location: CA. 
Date: 2021-11-13
Very fragrant blooms on my potted Abe
Photo by CLUSIANA
Location: Hafnarfjordur, SW Iceland
Date: Augst 10, 2006
Photo by Steve812
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-05-19
Photo by CLUSIANA
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-27

Date: 2014-12-15
Photo courtesy of: T.Kiya
Photo by DianeSeeds
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2013-05-29
Early to bloom and hardy here
Location: Naylor, GA
Date: 2012-03-27
Photo by salenlamne

Date: 2015-04-22
Photo courtesy of: florum
Photo by zuzu

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, CA.

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, CA.
Photo by CLUSIANA
Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, Texas
Date: 2014-05-03
Photo by CLUSIANA
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-05-19
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-05-19
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-05-22
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Photo by CLUSIANA
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Photo by Beth_NorCal
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-27
Beginning to open
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-28
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-28
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-27
Photo by Tex68
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 2015-07-11
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2012-10-25

Date: 2011-11-05
Location: West Covina, CA

Photo courtesy of: florum

photo credit: Anna reg
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Date: 2013-06-11
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Comments:
  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 3, 2014 11:01 PM concerning plant:
    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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