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Rosa ‘A Shropshire Lad’

Climbing rose

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Flowers

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Plant does flower in September

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'
  • Common name: Climbing rose
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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. 

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

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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. 

How to grow Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

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Do not Take cuttings in April

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Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad' and wildlife

Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad' poisonous?

Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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