Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Globular
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Extra Bloom Info: Medium to large, in clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1977
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
Flower Color: Red
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: 4 child plants

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'The Squire'
  • 'AUSquire'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-10-17
The Squire
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2023-07-04

Date: 2019-11-05
Photo by AnnKNCalif
Location: Home
Date: 2021-08-20
Another difficult red, to capture properly.

Date: 2019-11-05
Location: San Jose Heritage Rose Garden
Date: 2007-05-10

Date: 2019-11-18

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.
Photo by Mike
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2015-05-09
At the Tampa Rose Society show

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.
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ShawnSteve On June 20, 2019 Potted up
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