Rose (Rosa 'English Elegance') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'English Elegance'
'AUSleaf'
'Autumn Leaves'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Pink-apricot blend
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1985
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: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 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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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 2:59 PM

This is one of the very best Austin roses. It's difficult to find in commerce, probably because it's exceptionally difficult to propagate from cuttings. The canes are strong and thick, eliminating the "nodding" problem so many David Austin roses exhibit when the canes are not strong enough to hold the heavy blooms upright.

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