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.
This planting is in the Flowers container garden.
Purchased from David Austin Roses Ltd
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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.
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the plant is very damaged after the winter
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