'Sister Elizabeth' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert's Garden in San Clemente, CA
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Medium pink Shrub.Registration name: AuspaletteExhibition name:
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Pink. Rose pink with lilac shading. Strong, old rose, spice fragrance. up to 130 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, old-fashioned, rosette bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, matte, medium green foliage.
Height of 30" (75 cm). Width of 30" (75 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or shrub. 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.
Flowers are similar in character to old Gallica roses.
Sister Elizabeth is named for a Cisterian nun from the Holy Cross Abbey in Whitland, South Wales, who is also a longtime lover of roses.