A versatile rose, closely related to Leander from which it inherits its vigorous, healthy and almost thornless growth. It is a climber suited to growing on a small arch, rose pillar or a wall. Extremely tough, reliable and healthy.
The flowers are a soft peachy-pink and have a slightly cupped rosette formation. There is a deliciously fruity fragrance in the tea rose tradition.
It’s a rambling rose and I bought it bare root. It is in a terracotta pot on the deck behind the house, leaning on a trellis. I like the shape and the scent of these flowers, but the plant grows rather slowly and bears few roses, I haven’t understood what the problem is.
cristina's a Shropshire lad rose Care Instructions
Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Your garden has partial sun light which is ideal for Rose 'A Shropshire Lad'.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (7) is within the ideal range for Rose 'A Shropshire Lad'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 10.
Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.5 and 6.5 meaning it does best in acidic soil.
More information about a Shropshire lad rose is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All a Shropshire lad rose Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
22 Jul 2012
Fertilising day 1960
29 May 2012
Treating day 1906
23 Mar 2012
Pruning day 1839
the plant is very damaged after the winter
14 Jun 2011
10 Jun 2011
04 Sep 2010
24 Jun 2010
Treating day 1201sprayed with a solution of copper sulphate
15 May 2010
11 Mar 2007
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