Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info: Medium to large, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1990
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
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: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Ambridge Rose'
  • 'AUSwonder'

Common names
  • Rose

Comments:
  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 5, 2014 12:56 AM concerning plant:
    Usually apricot-colored, but sometimes pink or cream, the blooms of Ambridge Rose cover the bush. This rose is a blooming machine! The classic cupped blooms and buds are presented on the canes in the form of large bouquets. The rose can tolerate some shade and has a strong fragrance.
  • Posted by flowerchild75 (Kansas City, Missouri - Zone 6a) on Aug 29, 2020 8:52 AM concerning plant:
    Blooms prolifically with really fast repeats. Unlike my other Austins, Ambridge tolerates hot temps in the upper 90s and up, extreme humidity, and full sun without any trouble or problems. For me, here in 6a, blooms are mostly light apricot (very pastel) and fade to almost white by day 3. A very compact and tidy bush. Ordered mine as a bare root directly from David Austin's website and planted it the third week in April of 2020. It took off and has been blooming like crazy since early to mid July. Foliage is healthy and attractive. Has a lovely, sweet fragrance that is just right, yet not overpowering, with notes of honeysuckle and myrrh. Definitely a winner and must-have in my book!
  • Posted by kniphofia (Northumberland, UK) on Jan 15, 2021 10:07 AM concerning plant:
    Bred in 1986 by David Austin, The Ambridge Rose is a beautiful repeat-blooming, small-size shrub rose, 2 to 3 feet high. The flowers are a warm apricot blend with a pleasing myrrh fragrance, produced in loose clusters. Named after the village featured in the long-running BBC radio series The Archers. I grew this myself in my Yorkshire garden and can attest to its charm.
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Beautiful form! by sandnsea2 Dec 1, 2011 8:22 AM 0

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