Desdemona

(Auskindling) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin

Best For Flowering

Best For Fragrance

Color: White
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Strong, Old Rose
Size: Medium Shrub 4ft 3ft
Bloom Size: Medium

Peachy pink buds open to beautiful, white, chalice-shaped blooms, with a pinkish hue. The incurved petals create an arresting interplay of light and shadow. The strong Old Rose fragrance has hints of almond blossom, cucumber and lemon zest. Read more

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 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are shipped 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.
$32.00

Shipping 2023

 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.
$35.00

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are shipped 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.
$32.00

Shipping 2023

 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.
$35.00

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

Description

Peachy pink buds open to beautiful, white, chalice-shaped blooms, with a pinkish hue. The incurved petals create an arresting interplay of light and shadow. The strong Old Rose fragrance has hints of almond blossom, cucumber and lemon zest. It forms a most attractive neat, rounded, bushy shrub.

Characteristics

Color: White
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, Old Rose
Bloom Size: Medium 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
Size: Medium Shrub SIZE GUIDE All measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June 4ft 3ft
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2015
Suitable for zones: Zones 5-11
Petal Count: 52 petals

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

Named after the tragic heroine of Shakespeare’s Othello.