Rose (Rosa 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'
'AUSmove'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Typically 4-8 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1998
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 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: 4-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: Thorned

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My Experience with Rose Rosette DiseaseMy Experience with Rose Rosette Disease
April 27, 2015

I moved to my current home 8 years ago, and I brought almost every plant from my garden with me, including about 50 roses. It was an exciting time, as I had lived in a wooded, shady hollow, and I was happy to give so many sun-loving plants an appropriate home. I had chosen rose varieties for shade tolerance and disease resistance, because I knew the shade and moisture would be inviting for fungal diseases. Although we experienced a terrible drought that year, the roses did respond well to the sunny, open environment, and they settled in nicely in spite of the dry growing season.

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Posted by Steve812 (Prescott, AZ - Zone 7b) on Sep 10, 2017 11:26 AM

Tess of the d'Urbervilles is a plant that will almost never wow. It builds up slowly but inevitably to about six feet high and about eight feet across. The process can take seven years. During this time it is rarely troubled by insects or diseases. It doles out flowers during the growing season in a somewhat parsimonious manner, but they are always subtly lovely. The color is a magenta-tinged dark red, almost always lovely (at least in coolish summer areas where the petals do not dry out), but rarely stunning. It's a rose I cannot imagine doing without in the garden, but any garden that would depend solely on it for color would be a very somber one, indeed.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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✺ JULY 2017 Bloom and Chat ✺ by Calif_Sue Aug 6, 2017 12:24 AM 201
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✺✺ May 2017 Bloom and Chat ✺✺ by Calif_Sue Jun 1, 2017 5:40 AM 412
February 2017 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Mar 1, 2017 10:04 PM 228
August 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Sep 13, 2016 9:18 AM 181
April 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu May 2, 2016 7:36 PM 185
March 2016, Photos and Chat by zuzu Apr 2, 2016 8:42 AM 251
Which Austin roses perform best in the south? by gemini_sage Mar 1, 2016 2:35 AM 113
Still Hoping by Steve812 Jun 23, 2010 10:21 AM 22
RU's Freedom Sale! by Tex68 Jun 19, 2010 2:32 PM 23
Rose Sale by Skiekitty Feb 15, 2010 10:15 PM 4

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