On 'A Shropshire Lad' each beautiful flower is cupped at first, opening to form large rosettes, filled with many tightly packed petals. The colour is a soft peachy pink, outer petals paling slightly as they turn back, with a strong deliciously fruity Tea Rose fragrance. A versatile variety, with vigorous, almost thornless growth. Extremely tough, reliable and healthy with plentiful dark green foliage. Popular variety which also holds the RHS Garden of Merit Award.
The name is taken from poems written by A.E. Houseman about his home county of Shropshire. Published in 1896, they celebrate the pleasures of rural life. David CH Austin, is himself 'A Shropshire Lad', and it is here that the gardens and nursery are located.
Prized for both its beauty and garden performance, 'A Shropshire Lad' is an excellent all-rounder. This popular variety is extremely tough, reliable and healthy with plenty of dark green foliage to show off the beautiful flowers.
Roses thrive on sunshine, ideally a minimum of four hours each day to perform their best. However, roses can still perform well in shadier locations, with selected varieties suitable for growing against a north wall.
Roses can be planted year round, but avoid doing so when the ground is frozen, waterlogged or in periods of drought. Dusting the roots with Mycorrhizal Fungi when planting will aid establishment. Allow your rose plenty of space to develop to its best, sited away from intense competition of trees & hedges.
Apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of the plant in early spring to help retain moisture and help keep competing weeds at bay. Gently fork rose fertiliser into the soil surface and continue to water well throughout the growing season. Dead-head flowers to encourage fresh new blooms to follow.
We deliver products to all UK addresses. All orders are delivered within 5 working days. You will receive an email with a tracking number once the parcel is on its way. This can be tracked on the day of delivery. If you have provided delivery instructions your items may be left without a signature.
Your order will be delivered securely packaged in a sturdy, rose print box and will include a leaflet detailing planting and care instructions.
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