PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Christopher Marlowe')

Alternative cultivar names:
'Christopher Marlowe'
'AUSjump'

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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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on May 30, 2014 12:34 AM

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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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