'A Shropshire Lad' rose References
Website/Catalog (2018) Includes photo(s).
(Ausled) A Shropshire Lad
Large, perfectly formed, slightly cupped, light peach-pink rosettes, with a lovely fruity Tea fragrance. A vigorous climber with plentiful large, dark green leaves. David ﾠAustin, 1996. [...]
The name is taken from A.E. Houseman’s cycle of poems about his home county, where our rose gardens and nursery are situated. The poems, published in 1896, celebrate the pleasures of a rural life. David CH Austin, born in Shropshire, is himself a Shropshire lad.
From their Leander Group. Approximately 90 petals. Repeat flowering. This is a strong-growing, healthy shrub with large, glossy leaves that may well benefit from summer pruning. The flowers are cup-shaped in the early stages, opening to form attractive rosettes; their color being a soft peachy pink. It is in every way an excellent, hardy and reliable shrub of above average size, with few thorns. Delicious fruity fragrance in the tea rose tradition.
Article (misc) (Jul 2002) Page(s) 7.
A Shropshire Lad
Book (2002) Page(s) 18.
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Website/Catalog (Aug 1998) Page(s) 24. Includes photo(s).
Book (1998) Page(s) 12.
AUSled Shrub, yellow blend, 1997; ('A Shropshire Lad'); Parentage not listed; Austin, David. Description.