'AUStilly' rose Description
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Pink blend Shrub.Registration name:
AUStillyExhibition name: The Mayflower
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Pink blend. Moderate, old rose, opinions vary fragrance. 41 petals. Average diameter 2.25". Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, thornless (or almost). Medium, matte, dark green foliage.
Height of 47" (120 cm).
USDA zone 3b through 9b. Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or shrub. Hardy. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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.
David Austin Roses says 'The Mayflower' is completely resistant to blackspot, powdery mildew, and rust. It was named to mark the launching of David Austin's American catalogue and the opening of the David Austin Rose Garden at Matterhorn Nurseries, north of New York City.
See COMMENTS about cold hardiness and blooms balling in wet weather