Rose (Rosa 'Winchester Cathedral') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Winchester Cathedral'
'AUScat'
'White Mary Rose'
'Winchester'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: White, with slight tendency to produce white and pink blooms
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Discovered by David Austin, 1988
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)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Sport of: Mary Rose

 7:13 pm. Sometimes, in a humid summer, some pink creeps in.

No-Fuss Roses for Cold ZonesNo-Fuss Roses for Cold Zones
February 10, 2013

After many years of growing mainly fussy and tender hybrid tea roses in rural zone 5, I became discouraged with their failure to do well beyond a season or two. Some seemed to never do well, no matter how well I cared for them. Some would just sit there and not grow or would quickly become naked and ugly from black spot. Reluctant to give up on growing my favorite flower, I did some online research and found information on hardy and easy-to-grow roses.

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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2008-06-27 7:13 pm. Sometimes, in a humid summer, some pink creeps in.
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2017-07-14Plant centre
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Location: Canada
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2008-06-15 6:39 pm. Such a pure white beauty.
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Location: Kamloops, BC, CanadaDate: 2013-06-11
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Date: 2010-06-04Photo courtesy of: Anna reg
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-04-11
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Location: Jacksonville TXDate: 2016-09-24
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Location: Ukraine (Transcarpathia)Date: 2018-07-04
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2012-10-06
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Date: 2014-04-26
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Date: 2013-05-15Photo courtesy of: Anna reg
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-04-07
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 3:18 PM

This sport of Mary Rose occasionally displays a tendency to revert and produces blooms with a lot of pink, ranging from subtle pink shading to blooms that are half-pink and half-white.

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