Rosa 'Jacqueline du Pre'

Shrub rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Thorns



Skill level


photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (18420)

Plant details

Sometimes called 'Harwanna' in very precise catalogues, this fine shrub was launched by Harkness in 1989 to become an instant success. It is a robust and healthy rose which will grow in many positions, although it is at its finest in full sun and with lavish feeding. The soft ivory-white blooms with their dramatic orange stamens appear very early, often in May, and continue in generous flushes until the autumn. It may be pruned hard in a massed display, or allowed to reach full size as a specimen shrub. As a shrub rose, it is best pruned in late summer, after flowering has finished. Prune most stems lightly. To encourage young, vigorous growth, cut back a few of the oldest stems each year. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Jacqueline du Pre

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Thorns

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 120cm

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