Rose (Rosa 'Shropshire Lass') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Other: Saucer-shaped
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Alba
Extra Color Info: Pale pink
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-8 feet; can be trained as climber
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1968
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: 5-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Child plants: one child plant

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

David Austin's RosesDavid Austin's Roses
February 5, 2014

Although the rose societies group his roses with the shrubs, David Austin actually created an entirely new class of roses, which he named English Roses. He crossed old garden roses with modern cultivars to combine what he regarded as the best qualities of both. He wanted to combine the graceful form, charm, and fragrance of the old roses with the disease resistance, repeat bloom, and colors of the modern hybrid teas.

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