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Initial post 24 JUL 06 by MarianWil
I'm new to growing roses and just received a Pat Austin as a gift. Does it bloom on both new and old growth? I live on the East Coast and would like to know when and how to prune it. Thank you.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 25 JUL 06 by Rupert, Kim L.
Pat Austin is a modern shrub rose which does bloom on old and new wood. It's pretty much like a floppier Hybrid Tea, or shorter climber. In Southern California, it grows like a pillar rose, a shorter climber. You may prune it harder to keep it more bushy, or you may train it like a climber, shortening the laterals it produces as you would any other climber. Usually, here, the larger you allow it to grow, the more bloom you will have.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 9 JUN 17 by mamabotanica
Excellent help! I recently planted a Pat Austin in a spot best for a tall narrow rose so I'll head her in that direction.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 25 JUL 06 by Wendy C.

Pat Austin is a delightful shrub. It stays rather small for me. 2.5' x 2'.  You can prune it the same you would a Floribunda. Take the spray stem to the next sound leaf set when it is spent.  My Pat Austin is blooming in triple digit heat. The blooms are small, but that it's blooming in this heat is amazing.

Hope you enjoy your Pat Austin

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