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The Shepherdess

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin

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The Shepherdess

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin

An upright shrub with deeply cupped flowers

Ideal for

  • Shady Areas

  • Rose Border

  • Very Few Thorns

  • Height & Spread

    4ft x 3.5ft

  • Colour

    Pale apricot

  • Fragrance

    Medium

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  • Description

    Bears medium-sized, deeply cupped flowers, with a few stamens. They are pale apricot – sometimes with a pinkish hue. The scent is fruity with hints of lemon. It forms an upright, bushy shrub. The name is taken from Sir Philip Sidney’s The Arcadia (1593). David Austin, 2005.

  • Characteristics

    • Family:

      English Shrub Rose

    • Fragrance Strength:

      Medium

    • Flowering:

      Repeat Flowering

    • Fragrance Notes:

      Fruity

    • Colour:

      Pale apricot

    • Height & Spread:

      4ft x 3.5ft

  • Ideal for

    • Very Few Thorns

    • Shady Areas

    • Pots & Containers

    • Rose Hedges

    • Mixed Border

    • Rose Border

  • Growing Conditions

    • Full Sunlight

    • Partial Sunlight

    • North, East, South, West Facing

    • All soil types

  • Origin of Name

    Named after the shepherdess in Sir Philip Sidney’s The Arcadia, published in 1593.


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