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Alternative cultivar names:
'William Shakespeare'
'AUSroyal'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Crimson
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1987
Optimal growing zones: Zone 5b 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)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Child plants: one child plant

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No-Fuss Roses for Cold ZonesNo-Fuss Roses for Cold Zones
By Cottage_Rose on February 10, 2013

After many years of growing mainly fussy and tender hybrid tea roses in rural zone 5, I became discouraged with their failure to do well beyond a season or two. Some seemed to never do well, no matter how well I cared for them. Some would just sit there and not grow or would quickly become naked and ugly from black spot. Reluctant to give up on growing my favorite flower, I did some online research and found information on hardy and easy-to-grow roses.

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mattmackay22 On January 1, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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April 2021 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Apr 30, 2021 6:54 PM 142
Which of these Austins should I make cuttings of because they're hard-to-find? by SusaninSB Feb 19, 2021 11:44 AM 9
Oldie Austins by Cottage_Rose Oct 11, 2020 4:52 PM 12
I'm baaack! by Cottage_Rose Aug 9, 2020 11:48 AM 16
Looking for recommendations by dsaldivar Apr 17, 2020 8:31 PM 10
March 2020~~Photos & Chat by Calif_Sue Apr 1, 2020 12:21 PM 115
Oh Boy! Yikes! DA roses is retiring 30% of their roses! by Mustbnuts Sep 28, 2020 9:03 AM 47
December 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 31, 2019 3:46 PM 128
Great article on the subject of shovel pruning--I need to remember this! by Mustbnuts Dec 13, 2019 1:50 AM 14
Best Roses for Southern California's Heat by oakslesly Feb 28, 2021 4:13 PM 21
Which roses have you ordered for next season (2020)? by zuzu May 22, 2021 4:43 PM 217
October 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Nov 1, 2019 3:14 PM 269
The Colour Red. by LolaTasmania Aug 8, 2019 7:25 AM 21
August 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Aug 31, 2019 10:08 PM 261
Which Purple is the best? by Weluvroses Jan 18, 2021 11:12 PM 74
July 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Aug 2, 2019 12:08 AM 307
Cane canker by reh0622 Nov 24, 2019 11:47 AM 51
June 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 27, 2019 9:37 AM 355
Most fragrant rose by reh0622 Dec 26, 2019 6:46 PM 159
Last blooms of the 2019 spring flush by AnnKNCalif May 27, 2019 1:04 PM 13

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