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

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Alternative cultivar names:
'Abraham Darby'
'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
Extra Color Info:Apricot & pink blend
Growth Habit:Tall, can be trained as climber
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
Flower Color:Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time:Spring
Uses:Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Parentage:Aloha x Yellow Cushion
Child plants:5 child plants


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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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