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'William Shakespeare ®' rose Description
'William Shakespeare ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gerda Fritz's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
37 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Dark red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSroyal
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1987).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  Strong, damask, old rose fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), flat, rosette bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to rust .  
Notes:
William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616. His birthdate is not known. He was baptized on April 26, 1564.


One of the English Rose varieties that has been replaced by the breeder, but still grown and sold in various parts of the world.

 
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