David Austin Rose Susan Williams-Ellis

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A pure white sport of 'The Mayflower'. It is always amongst the first English Roses to flower and continues to flower in flushes until the first frosts. There is a strong Old Rose fragrance. It is remarkably healthy and extremely winter hardy, with upright, bushy, twiggy growth. Named for the founder of Portmeirion Pottery.

Susan Williams-Ellis was a designer who, together with her husband Euan Cooper-Willis, founded Portmeirion Pottery. Susan was a great enthusiast of the English Roses and painted some beautiful watercolours of them.

'Susan Williams-Ellis is a healthy garden shrub with well-shaped, twiggy, bushy growth and nice foliage. It looks particularly beautiful in a mixed border mingling with other plants and perennials. It is particularly winter hardy.

Key Features

Plant Type: Rose
Hardiness: H4: Hardy - Average Winter (-10C to -5C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): 4.5ft x 3.5ft
Pot Size: 6 Litre
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Fragrant Flower: Yes
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Plants for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Chalky; Clay; Loam; Sandy
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Planting Style: Flower Beds & Borders, Patio Containers, Hedging & Screening
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering (from - to): May - October
Planting (from - to): January - December

Plant Care & Advice

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.

Delivery and returns

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.

Delivery to UK mainland addresses is usually between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, unless otherwise stated. Orders placed after 2pm may not be dispatched until the following working day. Orders for delivery to Northern Ireland, offshore islands and parts of the Highlands can take a day or two more.