Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Dark red, with purple shading
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1988
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 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 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Spring
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Mary Rose x The Squire

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'L. D. Braithwaite'
  • 'AUScrim'
  • 'Leonard Dudley Braithwaite'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery

Date: 2021-11-21
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2018-05-20
Photo by SoCalGardenNut

Date: 2021-05-27
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2021-05-06

Date: 2021-10-15

At Alnwick Garden
Location: Cary, North Carolina private garden
Date: 2023-05-05
My L. D. Braithwaite rose 2023
Location: Germany
Date: 2020-06-02

Date: 2020-04-29
Photo by DianeSeeds
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2017-05-09
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2021-05-07
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-11-29

Date: 2018-07-16
Photo by Mossy44
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-12-14
Location: Germany
Date: 2023-11-06

Date: 2022-05-05
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-04-11
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-12-12
Location: Wynyard garden, Durham, UK
Date: 2019-07-22
Photo by zuzu
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-04-24
Photo by zuzu
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-07-05
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2010-06-30
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2009-06-24
Location: Naylor, GA
Date: April 4, 2012
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-12-13
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-05-03
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-04-24
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-04-11

Date: 2014-12-16
Photo courtesy of: T.Kiya
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-06-13
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-06-16
Small blooms with low petal count at 108*F

Date: 2014-12-15
Photo courtesy of: T.Kiya
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2009-06-24
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2009-06-24
Location: The garden at Sanabria
Date: 2014-07-25
This poor plant has had no care for two years, buried in an overg
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-06-13
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-04-16

photo credit: WMotzet
Comments:
  • Posted by KenNEGA (N.E. GA. (Cornelia) - Zone 7b) on Jan 16, 2019 9:43 PM concerning plant:
    This ever blooming huge bush was a pleasant surprise for me. I bought it not knowing anything about it. Planted on the end of a bed so I could get rid of it if I didn't like it. It's not going anywhere. I can count on this beauty for roses in a vase all season and still have enough blooms on the bush to look great in the garden.

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