Rose (Rosa 'Wife of Bath') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Wife of Bath'
'AUSbath'
'The Wife of Bath'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1969
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: Pink
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: Madame Caroline Testout x (Ma Perkins x Constance Spry)
Child plants: 9 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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October 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Nov 1, 2019 3:14 PM 269
What can you tell me about these roses? by LolaTasmania May 6, 2019 12:07 PM 25
Growing roses in pots by RosesnTx Aug 29, 2018 6:11 PM 49
April 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu May 2, 2016 7:36 PM 185
February 2013 Photos & Chat by Skiekitty Mar 3, 2013 3:02 PM 129
Vintage Garden's "One of a Kind" Sale by Steve812 Aug 14, 2017 4:11 PM 18
A mislabeled rose from Rogue Valley by zuzu Apr 27, 2010 8:48 PM 23
Austin Roses by BlissfulGarden Aug 10, 2010 12:03 AM 154
Kidney stones are not fun by Skiekitty Mar 20, 2011 7:21 PM 27

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