Wisley - David Austin Rose

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WISLEY

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

A charming and elegant rose with fruit scented, cupped rosettes.
  • Moderate fragrance
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
  • Bred by David Austin
  • Suitable for zones 5 to 9
  • Excellent disease resistance 

This is a rose of exceptional delicacy and charm, perhaps more so than any other rose we know. The flowers are shallowly cupped and about 3 inches across; the petals arranged in a most perfect rosette formation – their colour being a very pure soft pink; the outer petals paling a little towards the edge. It bears some resemblance to an old Alba Rose such as ‘Queen of Denmark’. There is a delightful, fresh, fruity fragrance with hints of raspberries and tea.

The growth is elegantly arching, producing its flowers along the stems and building up into a fine, vigorous shrub. This can reach up to 5ft in height, although it can also be pruned back harder, when it can easily be maintained at around 3½ to 4ft, as required. It is a good choice for both formal and informal areas of the garden. It will also form a relatively tall hedge.

Named for the famous RHS Gardens at Wisley, where many English Roses are planted. This variety should not be confused with a rose named ‘Wisley’ which, although beautiful, did not live up to our standards for health.

AWARDS

Barcelona Trials 1st prize for landscaping rose 29

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

 Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
 Growth Type Shrub Rose
 Sub Type English Musk Hybrid
 Color Soft Pink
 Fragrance Strength Moderate Fragrance
 Flowering Repeat Flowering
 Disease Resistance Excellent
 Height 5 ft
 Width 3 ft
 Breeder David Austin
 Year of Introduction 2008
 Appellation Ausbreeze
 Suitable for zones Zones 5 - 9
 Petal Count 95 petals
 Patent 20962