Rose (Rosa 'William Shakespeare 2000') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'William Shakespeare 2000'
'AUSromeo'

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 small clusters, quartered
Rebloom: Excellent
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Dark red, with purple shading
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 2000
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: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Australian National Rose Trials Bronze Medal 2003; New Zealand Rose - Hamilton - Most Fragrant Rose 2011
Parentage: Seedling x The Dark Lady

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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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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 6, 2014 8:23 PM

William Shakespeare 2000 is such a lovely flower with that charming old rose look and color. Unfortunately, mine got really badly virused with RMV. I always mean to replace it and buy another, but I have not done so.

Rita on the north shore of Long Island, New York zone 6/7, where it is humid during our Long Island summers.

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