Sophy's Rose - David Austin Rose

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English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

Wide, rosette blooms, which repeat flower extremely well.
  • Medium fragrance
  • Bred by David Austin.
  • Suitable for zones 4 to 10
  • Good disease resistance

The rosette-shaped flowers have an attractive light red or deep pink colouring. The petals are small at the centre and increase in size, by degrees, until the outer petals are quite large, resulting in broad, rather flat blooms reminiscent of zinnias. The effect is a little different from other red roses, which tend to have a certain ‘sameness’ about them. It is very healthy and repeat-flowers extremely well. There is a light tea fragrance.

‘Sophy’s Rose’ forms an upright, bushy shrub with beautiful, elongated foliage, giving the overall impression of airy lightness. Its compact, twiggy growth makes it ideal for bedding. It also looks most attractive planted towards the front of the border where it will mingle well with other colours. Excellent in both the UK and much warmer climates.

Named after Sophy, daughter of Wendy Fisher, who founded the Dyslexia Institute in 1972.


 Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
 Growth Type Shrub Rose
 Sub Type English Old Rose Hybrid
 Color Light Red
 Fragrance Strength Medium Fragrance
 Flowering Repeat Flowering
 Disease Resistance Good
 Height 3ft
 Width 2.5ft
 Breeder David Austin
 Year of Introduction 1997
 Appellation Auslot
 Suitable for zones Zones 4 - 10
 Petal Count 80 Petals
 Patent 11422

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