Rose (Rosa 'Cressida') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Cressida'
'AUScress'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Tall, typically 4-10 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1983
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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 4-10 feet
Plant Spread: 3-6 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
Parentage: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer x Chaucer

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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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Posted by Cottage_Rose (Michigan - Zone 5b) on Nov 1, 2010 12:15 PM

I LOVE this old Austin!!! Part Rugosa that will sometimes throw out some long thorny canes but what a unique fragrance! Someone described it as "Ponds Cold Cream."
Its a must have beauty if you can find it.

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