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

Common names
  • Rose

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Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-05-08

Date: 2019-09-27

Date: 2019-10-11

Date: 2019-09-26
Photo by Cottage_Rose

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

Date: 2015-01-29
Photo courtesy of: Florian Moeckel

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

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