'Christopher Marlowe' rose References
Website/Catalog (2018) Includes photo(s).
This rose is of a colour not usually associated with English Roses: an intense orange-red, paling a little to salmon-pink on the outer petals as the flowers age. The flowers are cupped in the bud, opening to medium-sized rosettes; the outer petals eventually reflexing a little. They are produced freely and with remarkable continuity. There is a pleasing tea fragrance, with a hint of lemon. [...]
Named after the playwright and contemporary of William Shakespeare.
Website/Catalog (27 Dec 2014)
Registered Name: 'Ausjump'
ARS Approved Exhibition Name: Christopher Marlowe
Photo: Steve Jones S, or, 2004; flowers orange-red, reverse yellow blend & orange-red, 7½ cm., very full, borne in small clusters, moderate fragrance; foliage medium size, dark green, semi-glossy; prickles medium, deeply concave; growth bushy, branching, short (90 cm.); garden decorative; PP14943
[seedling (medium pink shrub) × Golden Celebration]
Book (2012) Page(s) 138.
Steve Beck. Gardens of the Southern Highlands.
....but I think the piece de resistance for me is their wonderful specimen of Christopher Marlowe, the first large-flowered David Austin to be bred on polyantha lines, and a wonderful, colourful, sprawling shrub.
Magazine (Sep 2008) Page(s) 49. Includes photo(s).
Christopher Marlowe: Class/Color: David Austin English rose. Intense orange-red, paling to salmon pink. Comments: Rosette-shaped; relatively short growth; arches over to form free-flowering, well rounded shrub. Bloom/size: 3" diameter. Petal count 68. Height/Habit: 2 1/2 feet/arching. Fragrance: tea with a hint of lemon. Parentage: 'Leander'.
Website/Catalog (2006) Includes photo(s).
Award: Bronze Medal
Name: Christopher Marlowe
Type: shrub rose
Habit: extremely double rich pink that ages to shell pink
Breeder: David Austin Roses, Wolverhampton, UK
Exhibitor: Siebler Publishing Services, Vic
Magazine (Feb 2005) Page(s) 38.
'Ausjump', S, or, 2005, (Christopher Marlow) ... description
Book (2004) Page(s) 95. Includes photo(s).
p17 Photo. Christopher Marlowe (Ausjump). Transparency David Austin Roses.
p95. Michael Marriott. New Introductions from David Austin Roses.
As I said, the three new varieties are quite different. Christopher Marlowe differs from most other Austin's in its colour. It starts a fairly intense orange-red changing quite dramatically to a salmon-pink gradually fading as the flowers age. It produces a lot of stems from the centre that arch over to make a beautifully rounded plant with all the flowers produced neatly on top. It is incredibly free flowering and would make a wonderful informal hedge about 1 metre or so tall or a great show in a rose or mixed border. It has a pleasant Tea fragrance with a hint of lemon.
p158. David Austin advertisement.
Christopher Marlowe (Ausjump). Orange-red blooms. Fragrant. Extremely free flowering. Short, arching growth.