Falstaff - David Austin Rose

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FALSTAFF

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

Large, shallowly cupped blooms with a powerful fragrance
Rich, dark crimson blooms in the form of large, shallow cups filled with many petals. Powerful Old Rose fragrance.
  •  Bred by David Austin
  •  Suitable for zones 5 to 8

‘Falstaff’ bears large, shallowly cupped blooms of rich, dark crimson, which eventually turn a wonderful shade of rich purple. They are of exquisite form and quality, packed with numerous petals which interfold at the centre. This helps to create a lovely, glowing effect within an enclosed saucer of outer petals. There is a powerful Old Rose fragrance.

It forms a substantial bushy shrub with strong, rather upright growth; the flowers nodding nicely on the stem. The foliage is quite large and rather modern in character. It also makes an impressive short climber.

Named for the well-loved Shakespearean character, who was the faithful companion of Prince Hal (the future Henry V).

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
Growth Type Shrub Rose
Sub Type English Old Rose Hybrid
Color Dark crimson
Fragrance Strength Strong Fragrance
Flowering Repeat Flowering
Disease Resistance Average
Height 4ft
Width 3.5ft
Breeder David Austin
Year of Introduction 1999
Appellation Ausverse
Suitable for zones Zones 5-8
Petal Count 110 petals
Patent 13315