Rose (Rosa 'Wise Portia') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Wise Portia'
'AUSport'
'Fragrant Old Purple'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: Large, very full
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Mauve and pink blend
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1982
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)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Mauve
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

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
December 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 31, 2019 3:46 PM 128
David Austin roses for hot Southern California by oakslesly Sep 11, 2019 12:54 PM 21
The Colour Red. by LolaTasmania Aug 8, 2019 7:25 AM 21
Rose Photo Award by AnnKNCalif May 6, 2019 11:49 PM 13
What can you tell me about these roses? by LolaTasmania May 6, 2019 12:07 PM 25
Thought I'd check in with you guys! by Beth_NorCal Mar 22, 2019 12:06 PM 32
December 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jan 2, 2019 8:44 PM 142
Recent blooms from my Northern California garden by AnnKNCalif Nov 18, 2018 1:40 PM 14
Endangered Roses by Kesroses Sep 12, 2018 2:14 PM 36
Growing roses in pots by RosesnTx Aug 29, 2018 6:11 PM 49
New rose border suggestions by LolaTasmania Aug 17, 2018 9:48 PM 65
April 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu May 2, 2016 7:36 PM 185

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