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'Lady of Shalott' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 123-978
most recent 29 MAR SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 NOV by smashzen
For those of you who has the climbing version, what's the average maximum heigh? do you thing I could cover a pergola?
Reply #1 of 7 posted 21 NOV by Jay-Jay
Is there a climbing version? The Lady her-selves isn't that vigorous, to be able to cover a pergola in my opinion/experience.
Some other Austins are. Both suitable as a shrub and as respectable climbers.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 21 NOV by smashzen
yep, it is sold only in warmer countries (I guess is the regular LadyOS that performs as a small climber in a warmer climate), anyway the DA website states her as a "small climber" with a 250cm height, just trying to figure out from personal experience if the average heigh is approximately the same as DA website.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 21 NOV by Marlorena
Here in England.. approx zone's grown as either a medium shrub about 5 feet or very large shrub to 10-12 feet, especially against a wall or trellis.. according to conditions, and requirements.... the structure takes the rose upwards..
Because of its rather stiff nature, upright growth which can be fan trained, I would doubt its suitability for a pergola, except against the upright posts.. if I wanted a rose for across the top of a pergola, I'd want one that hangs its blooms somewhat downwards... LoS has outward or upward facing blooms mostly..
Reply #4 of 7 posted 22 NOV by Jay-Jay
Abraham Darby is very apt to cover a pergola, with its neighing heads and long flexible canes. Flowered repeatedly and abundantly the last 3 years from 1/2 April till the frosts kick(ed) in.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 22 NOV by Marlorena has a good scent too doesn't it Jay-Jay?.. I've only sniffed it once and I thought it was nice... good to know that information.. I'm up to my neck in roses right now, but it's one I keep meaning to try... not easy to find here these days.. Abraham Darby that is..
Reply #6 of 7 posted 22 NOV by Jay-Jay
It has a very good scent. Strong rose/citrus. Harmonious.
We wrote about Abraham Darby earlier Marlorena. When not sold in Britain... it's relatively easy to propagate from cuttings or by oculation/bud-grafting on a rootstock.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 29 MAR by ThornyRambler
There is no climbing version - they are the same exact rose, only listed as a "climber" or a "shrub" and completely dependent on pruning/training, growing region etc.

She is vigorous though...
Discussion id : 122-140
most recent 13 JUN 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JUN 20 by Unregistered Guest
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Discussion id : 87-945
most recent 16 MAY 20 SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 SEP 15 by kysusan
Could someone say, please, what zone is Lady of Shallot hardy to? I'm in 6b. Thank you!
Reply #1 of 8 posted 20 SEP 15 by styrax
Reply #2 of 8 posted 20 SEP 15 by Nastarana
Most of Austen's yellow and yellowish orange roses have Noisette parentage. You might want to contact a local rose society before ordering this one. However, much can be accomplished with a south facing wall and copious water.
Reply #7 of 8 posted 17 NOV 15 by AquaEyes
That's an interesting assumption. I know Austin has mentioned using some Noisettes, but I note that many of his large-flowered yellows descend from 'Aloha' and/or 'Yellow Cushion'. Those he acknowledges having Noisette ancestry tend have smaller flowers in clusters. I'm sure there are exceptions, but considering the yellow-shade roses for which he has disclosed ancestry, I think it's safe to say that many don't have Noisette ancestry, and will likely be as cold-hardy as most Floribundas.


Reply #3 of 8 posted 20 SEP 15 by Jay-Jay
I live in 6a and until now no harm at all from (even bare)frosts. It can get big and might be used in flowerbeds or as a solitaire.
No harm to the petals from scorching sunlight.
No long vase-life, just like most of the Austins. Fair scent.
Relatively disease free, even without spraying and after a big first flush, almost always with one or a few flowers.(scattered)
PS: no weak necks!
Reply #4 of 8 posted 21 SEP 15 by kysusan
Thank you all. I'm making my list for 2016. You make Help Me Find great!
Reply #5 of 8 posted 29 SEP 15 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you, Jay-Jay, for the info. on Lady of Shalott. You helped me many times with my buy-list, I appreciate your info. in HMF.
Reply #6 of 8 posted 30 SEP 15 by Jay-Jay
You're welcome...
And why not (it's a pleasure to) share experience on HMF, when others can profit from that?
As I did, when I was new on this site and used it (as well as books) to enhance my knowledge and expand my collection.
Reply #8 of 8 posted 16 MAY 20 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Agree with you, same with my own-root Lady of Shalott in partial shade.
Discussion id : 115-560
most recent 27 FEB 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 FEB 19 by Jonathan Windham
Like most of the English roses, this one is not well suited for the southeast US. Blackspot and defoliation in South Carolina, zone 8a. Very lanky canes here.
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