Penelope Lively®

(Ausb18a15) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin

Best For Flowering

Best For Health

Best For Fragrance

Colour: Mid pink
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium-strong, Old Rose/fruity
Size: Medium Shrub 3 1/2ft (110cm) 4ft (125cm)
Bloom Size: Medium

Expect berry-red buds that bloom into a classic and elegant rose with mid-pink, cupped blooms in poised and open sprays. Her flowers will be medium sized with varying shades of pink petals that fade to a lavender hue over time. Read more

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 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Bare root roses are rose plants delivered without foliage and soil and are traditionally planted in dormancy in the winter months (October-April). Not only are bare root roses cost-effective, particularly when planted in mass, they are also easy to handle and delivered in plastic-free packaging. Planting bare roots in the winter allows their roots to establish and produce bountiful blooms by the next flowering season.
£26.50
 potted rose

potted rose

WHAT IS A POTTED ROSE? A potted rose is a rose that arrives with an established root ball in our signature recyclable pot, with a generous helping of soil and controlled release rose food. Available year round, potted roses make a perfect gift and add instant blooms when planted in summer months. We advise planting as soon as possible dependent upon the weather.
£36.50

Delivery within 5 working days

Save 10% when you buy three of the same bareroot rose or three of the same potted rose

Standard Delivery - Arrives in 3-5 days
£3.95
Next Day Delivery - Order today, get it Friday
£5.95
Nominated Day Delivery - Choose your delivery day (Order by 2pm Friday for delivery on a Saturday)
£5.95
You will receive a 1 hour delivery slot the morning of
your delivery via text/email.
You will receive a 1 hour delivery slot the morning of
your delivery via text/email.
 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Bare root roses are rose plants delivered without foliage and soil and are traditionally planted in dormancy in the winter months (October-April). Not only are bare root roses cost-effective, particularly when planted in mass, they are also easy to handle and delivered in plastic-free packaging. Planting bare roots in the winter allows their roots to establish and produce bountiful blooms by the next flowering season.
£26.50
 potted rose

potted rose

WHAT IS A POTTED ROSE? A potted rose is a rose that arrives with an established root ball in our signature recyclable pot, with a generous helping of soil and controlled release rose food. Available year round, potted roses make a perfect gift and add instant blooms when planted in summer months. We advise planting as soon as possible dependent upon the weather.
£36.50

Delivery within 5 working days

Save 10% when you buy three of the same bareroot rose or three of the same potted rose

Standard Delivery - Arrives in 3-5 days
£3.95
Next Day Delivery - Order today, get it Friday
£5.95
Nominated Day Delivery - Choose your delivery day (Order by 2pm Friday for delivery on a Saturday)
£5.95
You will receive a 1 hour delivery slot the morning of
your delivery via text/email.
You will receive a 1 hour delivery slot the morning of
your delivery via text/email.

Description

Expect berry-red buds that bloom into a classic and elegant rose with mid-pink, cupped blooms in poised and open sprays. Her flowers will be medium sized with varying shades of pink petals that fade to a lavender hue over time.  Complementing her elegant colour palette, Penelope Lively® carries a classic rose fragrance with twists of raspberry, lemon and a whisper of myrrh. A medium-strong level of scent, it is the embodiment of summertime.

Characteristics

Colour: Mid pink BLOOM COLOUR Colour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Repeat Flowering REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING? REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Medium-strong, Old Rose/fruity
Bloom Size: Medium BLOOM SIZE GUIDE Bloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: English Shrub Rose
Size: Medium Shrub SIZE GUIDE All measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June. 3 1/2ft (110cm) 4ft (125cm)
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2023

Growing Conditions

North, East, South, West Facing
Roses Suitable for All Soil Types All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

Penelope Lively’s writing covers many genres from prize-winning novels, short stories for both adults and children, as well as a beautifully crafted memoir ‘Life in the Garden’. Penelope describes, “The two central activities in my life – alongside writing – have been reading and gardening,” and this book elegantly combines the two.  Gardening is in Penelope’s genes.  Her grandmother created a wonderful garden, very Gertrude Jekyll-inspired, whilst her mother built an English garden in Egypt furnished with lawns, lily ponds and a rose garden, providing the backdrop for many of her childhood memories.