Roald Dahl®

(Ausowlish) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin

Best For Flowering

Best For Health

Colour: Apricot
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium, Tea
Size: Medium Shrub 3ft (90cm) 3 1/2ft (110cm)
Bloom Size: Medium

Soft orange-red buds open to medium-sized, cupped rosettes of perfect apricot colouring. They are extremely robust and have a lovely fruity Tea scent. Very healthy; it matures into an attractive, rounded, bushy shrub with few thorns. Read more

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 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.
£33.00

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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 en masse, 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.
£23.00

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 Tuesday
£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.
 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.
£33.00

In Stock - Available Now

 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 en masse, 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.
£23.00

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 Tuesday
£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

Soft orange-red buds open to medium-sized, cupped rosettes of perfect apricot colouring. They are extremely robust and have a lovely fruity Tea scent. Very healthy; it matures into an attractive, rounded, bushy shrub with few thorns. Named to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, with the approval of his wife, Liccy Dahl – the colouring reminiscent of the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach. Sales of this rose raised £100,000 for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

Characteristics

Colour: Apricot 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, Tea
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. 3ft (90cm) 3 1/2ft (110cm)
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2016

Growing Conditions

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

Origin of Name

This variety was named with the approval of Roald Dahl's wife, Felicity Dahl, to highlight Roald's love of gardening. The colour of the rose immediately brought to mind the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach, one of Roald Dahl's best-loved novels. Throughout 2016, there were celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 including the launch of this new rose named in his honour.