Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'

Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'

Rose

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'
  • Common name: Rose
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 1m

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'

Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad' is a fantastic versatile rose, which may be grown as a large shrub or a short climbing rose if given support. It bears large rosettes of many-petalled flowers in soft, peach-pink. Blooms have a gentle, fruity fragrance reminiscent of old tea roses. 

The foliage is a glossy dark green. The stems are almost thornless and are therefore easy to tie in to supports.

Grow Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad' at the back of the border as a shrub, or tie it to a sturdy support to train as a climber. Deadhead blooms regularly to prolong flowering, and mulch in autumn with well-rotted manure or garden compost. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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