PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Prospero')

Alternative cultivar names:
'Prospero'
'AUSpero'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Crimson and purple
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
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: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
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 Knight x Chateau de Clos Vougeot
Child plants: one child plant

Prospero is a very fragrant, shade tolerant, and a good bloomer i

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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2011-10-18Interesting two-tone look for fall
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Location: My gardenDate: March 28,2017Lovely, fragrant Rose!
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Location: My Mom's gardenDate: 2012-04-23
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Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardensDate: 2018-04-29
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
January 2021 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Feb 3, 2021 11:51 AM 159
Happy Holidays! by AnnKNCalif Dec 26, 2020 12:31 PM 10
Oldie Austins by Cottage_Rose Oct 11, 2020 4:52 PM 12
'Prospero' In A Heatwave by jerijen Sep 5, 2020 2:24 PM 1
Rose bush new leaves are folded for a long time by SoulReaver009 May 24, 2020 12:36 AM 19
May 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jun 15, 2020 10:34 PM 159
I Need Advice by oakslesly Apr 13, 2020 3:44 PM 4
Relocating Our Roses Advice???? by Weluvroses Jun 18, 2020 11:56 AM 180
The Colour Red. by LolaTasmania Aug 8, 2019 7:25 AM 21
Which Purple is the best? by Weluvroses Jan 18, 2021 11:12 PM 74
Rose Photo Award by AnnKNCalif May 6, 2019 11:49 PM 13
November 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 8, 2018 2:10 AM 285
What's your opinion of these roses? by Canadian_Rose May 27, 2019 1:33 PM 43
What have you ordered so far for next season? by zuzu Mar 18, 2019 1:21 PM 222
Palatine Roses-2018-2019 by Jack01 Sep 30, 2018 4:03 PM 36
Forum for Fleeing Houzz Members? by DDinSB Feb 19, 2021 11:30 AM 162
Roses and Heat by jerijen Jul 11, 2018 3:28 PM 12
A separate Forum for antique roses? by gar99010 Jun 28, 2020 12:13 PM 74
Which Austin roses perform best in the south? by gemini_sage Mar 1, 2016 2:35 AM 113
December already? End of the year.. by Skiekitty Dec 31, 2013 3:05 PM 43

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