Rose (Rosa 'Hero') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Hero'
'AUShero'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Extra Bloom Info: Double to full, in clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1982
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: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: The Prioress x seedling
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Cuttings of AspirinRose/GlacierMagic/SpecialChild?Anyone by vaporvac Dec 5, 2019 5:22 PM 5
Which roses have you ordered for next season (2020)? by zuzu Jan 11, 2020 10:29 PM 176
I need help by Mustbnuts Aug 11, 2019 6:02 AM 42
'International Herald Tribune' (tho, it has other names) by jerijen Jul 17, 2019 4:21 PM 15
Geoff Hamilton rose (Ausham) by CathC Jul 4, 2019 10:22 AM 2
I finally gave in... by Rose_Insanity Jun 15, 2019 1:38 AM 39
ID time by KenNEGA May 12, 2019 6:40 AM 10
Keeping a rose short? by JuniperAnn Apr 2, 2019 4:21 AM 6
April 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu May 3, 2019 9:46 AM 402
Mild March Afternoon Perfect for Planting Four Bare Roots by Mike Apr 15, 2019 10:23 AM 106
Sacramento Cemetery Rose Sale by Mustbnuts Mar 30, 2019 9:57 PM 9
January 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jan 31, 2019 12:31 AM 142
Finally got to go see the devastation... by Beth_NorCal Feb 7, 2019 3:52 PM 63
November 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 8, 2018 2:10 AM 285
October 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Nov 4, 2018 10:57 PM 185
Uh oh... some more blooms... and chickies! by Beth_NorCal Oct 8, 2018 11:58 PM 40
# 1 Challenge Growing Roses - What's Yours? by S124AB Oct 15, 2018 12:39 PM 26
The Burrito method for rose propagation. by hampartsum Sep 3, 2018 10:26 PM 3
Growing roses in pots by RosesnTx Aug 29, 2018 6:11 PM 49
A grafted vs. own root guide: Who, on What, and Where? by ac91z6 Jul 9, 2018 3:12 PM 38

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