'The Shepherdess' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.Registration name: AustwistExhibition name:
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Apricot or apricot blend. Fruity fragrance. Average diameter 2.75". Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 3' (90 cm). Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.
Named for the character in Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney.