Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’ (Ausowlish) is a shrub rose, an English Musk Hybrid, one of the English Roses that was bred by David Austin Roses.
Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’ flowers from late May, until the frosts and cold winter weather arrive in late autumn or early winter, producing beautiful flowers, which are orange-red in bud. The peach and red colouration and tones and markings displayed on the outer petals of the young flowers resemble the colouring of a peach. The appearance of this rose reminded David Austin of the peach in the tale written by Roald Dahl of James And The Giant Peach, and so a connection was formed and this rose was chosen by Roald Dahl’s widow, Felicity Dahl to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth.
Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’ grows to 120cm (4ft) tall and 90cm (3ft) wide. Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’ was introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.
Articles that mention Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’:
- May. 2016 – New Introductions from David Austin Roses for 2016
- May. 2016 – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016