PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Abraham Darby')

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: 8 child plants

Image

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!

(Full article7 comments)
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image

Comments:
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.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
mattmackay22 On October 14, 2014 Obtained plant
AndreA33 On May 20, 2016 Bloomed
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Not Lagerfeld by zuzu May 1, 2015 6:46 PM 0
Rose Abraham Darby - dirty yellow, influence colour? by MargitVienna Aug 26, 2021 12:30 AM 11
June 2021 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jun 29, 2021 2:41 PM 213
Best weed-smothering evergreen ground covers-your opinions,please? by bart2018 May 14, 2021 8:09 AM 7
Advice please! by Gini7 Apr 26, 2021 8:15 PM 14
Rose Propagation updates by Sandsock May 29, 2021 9:52 AM 7
March 2021 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Mar 29, 2021 7:41 PM 69
Which of these Austins should I make cuttings of because they're hard-to-find? by SusaninSB Feb 19, 2021 11:44 AM 9
February 2021 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Feb 28, 2021 6:31 PM 100
Rose Rosette by Mcmag2009 Jan 11, 2021 4:04 PM 13
Price increase at Heirloom Roses by kohala Feb 7, 2021 9:30 AM 13
Which roses have you ordered so far for next season (2021)? by zuzu Jul 29, 2021 3:15 PM 370
December 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jan 1, 2021 3:56 PM 125
Roses (David Austin and others) by KraftyNutkin Aug 16, 2020 9:12 PM 8
Too late to transplant in Zone 9b? by reh0622 Apr 29, 2020 5:11 PM 7
Coastal Roses by DanWhealdon Apr 12, 2020 5:10 PM 5
April 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu May 1, 2020 10:10 AM 109
Relocating Our Roses Advice???? by Weluvroses Jun 18, 2020 11:56 AM 180
March 2020~~Photos & Chat by Calif_Sue Apr 1, 2020 12:21 PM 115
Oh Boy! Yikes! DA roses is retiring 30% of their roses! by Mustbnuts Sep 28, 2020 9:03 AM 47
January 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Feb 1, 2020 2:19 AM 120

« 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 Zoia and is called "Summer Phlox"

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