The Poet's Wife

(Auswhirl) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin

Best For Fragrance

Colour: Rich yellow
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Strong, Fruity
Breeder: David Austin
Bloom Size: Large

Bears rich yellow flowers, which pale over time. Their formation is most pleasing, having a neat outer ring of petals enclosing an informal group of petals within. Read more

Mixed Border

Pots & Containers

Shady Areas

Cutting

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 2-quart potted rose

2-quart potted rose

WHAT IS A 2-QUART POTTED ROSE? 2-Quart potted roses are available in spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) in all zones. Carefully planted and delivered in a 2-Quart plastic pot with soil, depending on the time of year, your rose may or not arrive in bloom. 2-Quart potted roses will bud or flower soon after planting depending on your climate.
$29.00
 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are shipped in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted between January to May, depending on your hardiness zone, they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
$29.00

Delivery - Jan - May 2021 (Zone Dependent)

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

 2-quart potted rose

2-quart potted rose

WHAT IS A 2-QUART POTTED ROSE? 2-Quart potted roses are available in spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) in all zones. Carefully planted and delivered in a 2-Quart plastic pot with soil, depending on the time of year, your rose may or not arrive in bloom. 2-Quart potted roses will bud or flower soon after planting depending on your climate.
$29.00
 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are shipped in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted between January to May, depending on your hardiness zone, they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
$29.00

Delivery - Jan - May 2021 (Zone Dependent)

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

Description

Bears rich yellow flowers, which pale over time. Their formation is most pleasing, having a neat outer ring of petals enclosing an informal group of petals within. There is a strong, wonderfully rich fragrance with a hint of lemon, which becomes sweeter and stronger with age. It forms a bushy, nicely rounded shrub with arching branches and rather shiny foliage.

Characteristics

Colour: Rich yellow BLOOM COLOR Color may vary depending on growing conditions. Color fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Repeat Flowering REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING? REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Strong, Fruity
Bloom Size: Large BLOOM SIZE GUIDE Bloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: English Shrub Rose
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2014
Suitable for zones: Zones 4-11
Petal Count: 77 petals

Ideal For

Mixed Border
Pots & Containers
Shady Areas
Cutting

Growing Conditions

North, East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight
Partial Sunlight

English Shrub Roses

English Roses have natural, shrubby growth which makes them ideal for both rose borders and combining with other plants in mixed borders. The more compact English Roses work well in rose beds, whilst taller varieties can be trained against a post and rail fence. Most varieties will perform surprisingly well in partial shade with at least four or five hours of good sun a day. English Roses as shrubs look best when planted in groups of three or more of the same variety. They will then grow together to form one dense shrub, which will provide a more continuous display and make a more definite statement in the border.
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The Story of

DAvid austin roses

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains at the heart of what we do. From one man's vision David Austin Roses has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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SHRUB ROSE CARE & ADVICE

How to deadhead roses

Let us take you through the two stages of deadheading a rose in our easy guide on deadheading roses.

How to feed roses

Feeding your roses is a relatively quick and simple task which helps to encourage healthy growth and abundant blooms.

how to plant a 2-Quart potted rose

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How far apart should shrub roses be planted

Follow this simple guide on planting distances for a successful garden.

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