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:Thorned
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: 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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Comments:
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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