Rosa ‘Bring Me Sunshine’

Family: Rosaceae

Rosa ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ (Ausernie) is an English Shrub Rose that was bred by David Austin Roses.  This rose was launched at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show 2022.  Rosa ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ was named in honour of the famous Morecambe and Wise song, Bring Me Sunshine.  I adore the scent of this pretty rose’s flowers.  Bring Me Sunshine produces large-sized, fully double flowers in a delightfully soft yellow colour.  This rose’s flowers are a lovely fresh pastel yellow – they are charming in their appearance and deliver a warm and powerful scent.

Rosa ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ forms a shrub that extends to around 1.1m (3.5ft) wide and up to around 1.25m (4ft) tall; although, plants can vary a little, depending on their individual growing conditions: the plant’s site, aspect, weather, and soil.  Plant ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ in a sunny or partially shaded spot in a sheltered location.

‘Bring Me Sunshine’ is a repeat-flowering rose.  Take care to dead-head Rosa ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ flowers as they fade.  If you dead-head this rose promptly as the flowers fade, ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ will flower from May until December, or whenever the winter weather finally curtails the plant’s flowering for the year.

Roses are not very drought tolerant plants, so you will need to water ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ roses once a week in times of drought, during the spring and summertime.  Give your plants at least one full bucket of water per rose (if not two) every time you water.  Twice a year, mulch around your roses with a layer of homemade garden compost.

Read more about David Austin’s ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ rose, discover its perfume, and see more of my photographs of David Austin Roses 2022/2023 introductions in this article.

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