The Lark Ascending®

(Ausursula) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin

Best For Flowering

Best For Health

Colour: Apricot
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Light, Tea/myrrh
Size: Very Large Shrub 5ft (150cm) 5ft (150cm)
Bloom Size: Medium

Graceful semi-double flowers, of a pleasing apricot, are produced from the ground upwards, and are held in large heads of up to fifteen, nicely spaced blooms. 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.
£23.00

Delivery within 5 working days

 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

Trimmed ready for planting

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 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.
 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.
£23.00

Delivery within 5 working days

 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

Trimmed ready for planting

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 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

Graceful semi-double flowers, of a pleasing apricot, are produced from the ground upwards, and are held in large heads of up to fifteen, nicely spaced blooms. They have a beautiful open-cup shape, loosely filled with about twenty petals, arranged around a cluster of golden stamens. It forms an extremely healthy shrub with tall, airy growth. Named after the much-loved piece of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams. David Austin, 2012.

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: Light, Tea/myrrh
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: Very Large 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. 5ft (150cm) 5ft (150cm)
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2012

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

The name is taken from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ piece of music, which was recently voted Britain’s favourite by listeners to the BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs.

Celebrating

The Lark Ascending

On December 15th 1920 Ralph Vaughn Williams' classical piece 'The Lark Ascending' premiered for the first time in Shirehampton Public Hall. 100 years on it was performed once more in the same venue, creating an incredible experience for lovers of classical music.

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