Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Very large: 6" or more
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters, more than 100 petals
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Medium pink, with pale pink outer petals
Growth Habit: Climbing habit, height 5-10 ft
Fragrance: Moderate
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 2000
Optimal growing zones: 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: 5-10 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'James Galway'
  • 'AUScrystal'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-07-21

Date: 2020-10-17
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Collage showing some variability in James Galway
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-07-26

At Alnwick Garden
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-14
Rose 'James Galway'
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 2021-09-02
Such a pretty rose, just makes me happy
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Date: 2020-05-06
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-05-10

Date: 2020-04-26

Date: 2020-05-06
Location: Athens, TX
Date: 2014-05-09
James Galway
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2009-06-28
Photo by Mike

Date: 2021-05-08

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2009-06-28
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-05-20
Comments:
  • Posted by kniphofia (Northumberland, UK) on Jan 24, 2021 6:17 AM concerning plant:
    Introduced in 2000 by David Austin Roses to commemorate the 60th birthday of renowned flautist James Galway. A large vigorous shrub which can also be trained as a climber. The blooms are mid pink, paler at the edges of the blooms and have a crimped or pleated appearance. It has a medium old rose fragrance.

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