Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: Large, very full, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Deep coral rose, with copper highlights
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy, with sprawling canes
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 2002
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: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Christopher Marlowe'
  • 'AUSjump'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-10-15
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2012-05-08
Photo by Calif_Sue

Date: 2019-07-07

Date: 2018-05-13

Date: 2019-11-26

Date: 2019-11-26

Date: 2019-11-26

Date: 2009-04-21
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2012-05-07
Photo by Calif_Sue
Photo by kniphofia

Date: 2019-11-26
Photo by Cem9165
Photo by Mike
Photo by Tex68
Photo by Cem9165

Date: 2007-09-26
Location: My garden
Date: 2008-08-18
Photo by Mike
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2011-04-19
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2011-04-19
Photo by Calif_Sue
Photo by zuzu
Photo by zuzu

Date: 2019-11-06
Photo by zuzu
Photo by zuzu
Photo by Mike
Photo by Cem9165
Photo by Mike
Photo by stephgem

Date: 2007-09-26
Showing some pretty streaking

Date: 2007-09-26
Love the tufted 'button' center!

Date: 2009-07-25
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Comments:
  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on May 30, 2014 12:34 AM concerning plant:
    Christopher Marlowe is one of the shortest Austin shrubs in my garden, but it nevertheless stands out in the landscape because the blend of colors in the blooms is sublime. The blooms start out in a vibrant shade of coral-orange with a yellow reverse and then fade to a variety of pink shades. The fragrance is pleasant and not too strong.

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