• Breeders of english roses
  • Winners of 23 chelsea flower show gold medals
  • 5 Year Guarantee

Lady of Shalott

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

A striking rose, as well as one of our hardiest and most reliable
Striking apricot-yellow, chalice-shaped blooms. Healthy with vigorous, bushy growth. Ideal for inexperienced gardeners.
  • Good for disease resistance
  • Repeat Flowering
  • Ideal for poor soil
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bred by David Austin
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Delivery information

Standard delivery £3.95

Next or nominated working day £6.95

Saturday delivery £20.00

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We offer a 5 year guarantee

We aim to supply roses of the highest quality. However, with living plants problems occasionally arise. If any roses are damaged on receipt, or if they fail to grow within 5 years, we will replace them free of charge. For more details about our guarantee, please contact our customer service team on 01902 376300.

Rose characteristics

  • Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
  • Growth Type Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type English Leander Hybrid
  • Colour Orange yellow
  • Fragrance Strength Medium
  • Flowering Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance Excellent
  • Height 4.5ft
  • Width 3.5ft
  • Breeder David Austin
  • Year of Introduction 2009
  • Appellation Ausnyson
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Looking for help?

At David Austin Roses we’re committed to helping you through every stage of growing roses – from selecting the right variety to giving your rose the care it needs to thrive. If you’re ready to buy or need more help, talk to one of our friendly rose experts. 

Roses are easy to care for

  • Water until well established
  • Prune once in the winter
  • Feed twice, once in spring and once in summer

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we’ve been asked many times in the past. If your question isn’t covered visit our dedicated FAQ’s page or contact one of our helpful rose experts.

What is the difference between a climber and a rambler?

Climbers generally have large blooms on not too vigorous, rather stiff growth and most repeat flower. Ramblers are in general, much more vigorous. They will produce great quantities of small flowers, although most do not repeat flower. There are exceptions to both these rules: for instance Malvern Hills and Snow Goose are repeat-flowering ramblers whereas Cecile Brunner Climbing is a once flowering climber with small flowers.

Most climbers are best for walls, trellises, arches, obelisks whereas ramblers are generally better for growing into trees and covering pergolas or large structures such as garages or sheds.

What’s the difference between a potted and a bare root rose? Which is best?

When ordering from us you have the choice of buying our roses as bare roots or in pots. Neither option is superior, it is simply a matter of personal choice. Whichever option you choose, your roses are guaranteed to bloom next summer – and for many summers to come.

Please note: ramblers, once flowering Old Roses and species roses all flower on mature wood and therefore may not flower in the first year after planting.

BARE ROOT ROSES

Availability period: November – May

Bare root roses are dormant plants, dug up from the field and shipped without soil. They are the ideal choice if you’re purchasing a large number of roses, as they are very lightweight and are therefore easier to handle in the garden.

POTTED ROSES

Availability period: All Year

Potted roses are the very same roses as bare root roses. After each rose is dug up from the field, it is planted into a 6 litre pot, with our specially formulated planting mix. They are ideal for adding instant colour to the garden during the summer months, as well as making thoughtful gifts throughout the year.

Which roses can I grow in shade?

Please click here to see a list of roses that are ideal for growing in shade.

Which are the most fragrant roses?

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Detailed Description

The young buds are a rich orange-red. These open to form chalice-shaped blooms, filled with loosely arranged petals. Each petal has a salmon-pink upper side which contrasts beautifully with the attractive golden-yellow reverse. The chalice shape means that the undersides of the petals are clearly seen, revealing glimpses of the deeper apricot colour in the heart of the bloom. There is a pleasant, warm tea fragrance, with hints of spiced apple and cloves. This rose promises to be one of the most robust roses in our collection. It is highly resistant to disease and it will bloom with unusual continuity throughout the season. Indeed, it is an ideal rose for the inexperienced gardener.

Growth Habit

‘Lady of Shalott’ quickly forms a large, bushy shrub with slightly arching stems. The flowers create a spectacular show of colour and are beautifully displayed against the mid-green leaves, which have attractive, slightly bronzed tones when young. Position this rose toward the middle or back of the border. It would also make a great choice for landscaping large areas.

Origins of the name

Named for the Tennyson Society. The name is taken from one of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poems to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth. The poem tells the story of The Lady of Shalott, who lived in a castle close to King Arthur’s Camelot and was held in a spell.

Awards

Awarded the Royal National Rose Society Trial Ground Certificate in 2011.

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains.

From a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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    Crown Princess Margareta

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  • Summer Song

    Summer Song

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  • The Lady Gardener

    The Lady Gardener

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  • Gentle Hermione

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  • Lady Emma Hamilton

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  • Princess Anne

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  • Roald Dahl

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