Rosa ‘Mary Rose’

Family: Rosaceae

Rosa ‘Mary Rose’ (Ausmary) is an English Shrub Rose that was bred by David Austin and first introduced back in 1983, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.

This is a very pretty rose.  Plants produce pinky red coloured buds, which open up to reveal gorgeous, shell pink coloured, double blooms, which are held on upright flowering stems.  ‘Mary Rose’ produces double flowers, but each bloom features fewer petals than many other double flowered roses of this type.  The petals are not packed in too densely, as a consequence, ‘Mary Rose’ flowers aren’t heavy, making these flowers much more visible in the garden, as the flowering stems and flowers remain upright, so you’re not having to look down at splayed out rose stems that have collapsed under the weight of their blooms.   The flowers are partly accessible to bees, hoverflies, and other insects.

Plant ‘Mary Rose’ in a bright and sunny position.  This rose can be grown successfully in any moist but well-drained soil.  Alternatively, plant your rose in a large container, using a blend of loam and top quality, peat-free compost.

Rosa ‘Mary Rose’ is a small rose that grows to around 1.2m (4ft) tall.  Plants will spread out to cover an area of around 1m (3ft) wide.

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