Rose (Rosa 'Queen Nefertiti') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Queen Nefertiti'
'AUSap'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Yellow, blushed with apricot, aging to peach-pink
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1988
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
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Lilian Austin x Tamora

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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Dec 18, 2019 1:05 AM

Queen Nefertiti's dark red buds are deceptive. They open into many-petaled, often quartered blooms that are pale apricot with a golden center, gradually fading to a peach and pink blend. It's one of the smaller Austin roses in my garden. It's such a pretty rose that I'm growing two of them because it deserves to be on display in more than one part of my garden. Both of mine are only 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide. The foliage is marred by rose slug damage for a couple of months each year, but it looks fine the rest of the year.

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