Rose (Rosa 'Molineux') in the Roses Database

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Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Deep yellow
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Deep yellow, with orange tinges
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1994
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: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Graham Thomas x Seedling


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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 3:49 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
'Molineux' is a cold hardy, David Austin introduction. This repeat blooming rose produces full yellow, fragrant flowers on a four foot shrub. A real showstopper in the garden as it is a frequent bloomer.

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jul 26, 2013 9:59 AM

Bought this back in 2010 from Roses Unlimited as an own root. Dies back to the ground every winter even with heavy mulch protection (my zone 5). Never gets any bigger than 14" tall and about 12" wide. Not overly impressed with this rose.. never seems to get the deep yellow color, has practically no scent, shatters in a vase.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 8, 2014 5:45 PM

One of my few David Austin roses. I am not a great fan of Austin roses, but Molineux is an exception. I really love it. Molineux stays about 4 feet high in my garden, the perfect height for its location. Lovely yellow blend flowers. I do have to spray Molineux with systemic fungicide to keep it disease free, but that is nothing unusual in my humid Long Island, NY garden.

Oh, almost forgot to add that I have two if these, so you know that I really like them.

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