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Alternative cultivar names:
'The Dark Lady'
'Ausbloom'
'Dark Lady'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Globular
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Extra Bloom Info: Medium to large, in clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1991
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: 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: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Child plants: one child plant

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No-Fuss Roses for Cold ZonesNo-Fuss Roses for Cold Zones
By Cottage_Rose on 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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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September 2021 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Sep 28, 2021 10:57 AM 106
May 2021 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jun 1, 2021 10:50 AM 144
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
Which roses have you ordered so far for next season (2021)? by zuzu Jul 29, 2021 3:15 PM 370
I'm baaack! by Cottage_Rose Aug 9, 2020 11:48 AM 16
End of the road for Dark Desire by wendit Jul 20, 2020 5:50 AM 25
May 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jun 15, 2020 10:34 PM 159
December 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 31, 2019 3:46 PM 128
November 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 13, 2019 1:00 AM 164
Rose bush recommendation for a 3' x 9' area by random_bunny75 Mar 29, 2020 8:13 PM 16
Which roses have you ordered for next season (2020)? by zuzu May 22, 2021 4:43 PM 217
Palatine Roses -- 2019-2020 Season by zuzu Sep 14, 2019 7:41 AM 78
David Austin roses for hot Southern California by oakslesly Mar 23, 2021 7:38 PM 37
July 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Aug 2, 2019 12:08 AM 307
What's wrong with my rose? by Luckynjun1 May 31, 2019 12:16 PM 32
Most fragrant rose by reh0622 Dec 26, 2019 6:46 PM 159
Rose Photo Award by AnnKNCalif May 6, 2019 11:49 PM 13
getting roses from Select Roses - Jalbert by Canadian_Rose Mar 29, 2019 12:29 AM 5
Finally got to go see the devastation... by Beth_NorCal Feb 7, 2019 3:52 PM 63

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