Rose (Rosa 'The Poet's Wife') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'The Poet's Wife'
'AUSwhisper'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size:Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape:Cupped
Petal count:full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color:Medium yellow
Rebloom:Good
Class:Shrub
Growth Habit:Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance:Strong
Hybridizer & year:David C. H. Austin, before 2014
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:3 feet
Leaves:Deciduous
Flowers:Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color:Yellow
Flower Time:Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses:Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous:Thorned
Parentage:Unknown

First flower ever; planted spring, 2017

Photo gallery:
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-06-12First flower ever; planted spring, 2017
By csandt
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2016-09-02
By zuzu
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
🌹OCTOBER 2017 Bloom and Chat 🌹 by IrisLilli Oct 31, 2017 11:48 AM 176
🌹SEPTEMBER 2017 Bloom and Chat 🌹 by IrisLilli Oct 2, 2017 8:45 AM 153
Help! Rose pale green newly grown leaves and dying browning old leaves by JohnNg Aug 14, 2017 3:20 PM 1
✺ JULY 2017 Bloom and Chat ✺ by Calif_Sue Aug 6, 2017 12:24 AM 201
Fragrant Yellow Rose suggestion for memory garden by Chantell May 28, 2017 9:39 AM 19
✺✺ May 2017 Bloom and Chat ✺✺ by Calif_Sue Jun 1, 2017 5:40 AM 412
Noob to roses--recommendations by BPadilla Apr 22, 2017 8:43 AM 11
The Poet's Wife (a yellow David Austin rose) by csandt Mar 5, 2017 12:20 PM 2
January 2017 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jan 31, 2017 3:27 PM 117
Can I keep my roses a certain size? by chirchi Oct 18, 2016 9:51 AM 6
June 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 19, 2016 9:30 PM 266

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