The Country Parson™

(Ausclergy) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin

Best For Flowering

Best For Health

Color: Yellow
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium-strong, Fruity
Size: Medium Shrub 3 1/2ft 3 1/2ft
Bloom Size: Medium

A pretty yet feisty rose of Scottish descent, bearing open, medium-large, almost flat rosettes of pure yellow. The petals appear gracefully translucent towards the outer edges of each bloom creating an illuminated effect. Read more

Mixed Border

Rose Hedges

Rose Border

Shady Areas

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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.
$34.00

Expected back in stock 2023

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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.
$34.00

Expected back in stock 2023

Prefer a potted rose?

See Recommendations

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

Description

A pretty yet feisty rose of Scottish descent, bearing open, medium-large, almost flat rosettes of pure yellow. The petals appear gracefully translucent towards the outer edges of each bloom creating an illuminated effect. There is a delicious medium-strong fruity fragrance with notes of sweet apricot, green apple and honey. A rounded medium-sized shrub whose little spiny thorns mingle with small, greyish-green leaves. A very healthy and robust rose, producing continuous, plentiful blooms from June through to the first frosts.

Characteristics

Color: Yellow
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: Medium-strong, Fruity
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 3 1/2ft 3 1/2ft
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2020
Suitable for zones: Zones 4-11

Ideal For

Mixed Border
Rose Hedges
Rose Border
Shady Areas

Growing Conditions

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

Origin of Name

Named after James Woodforde’s diary ‘The Diary of a Country Parson’.

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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Advice on how to care for your roses

Feeding and Mulching Roses

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How to Plant a Potted Shrub Rose

By following these simple steps, you will ensure your potted shrub rose gets off to the best possible start.

The Basics of Growing Roses

The best way to keep your plants free from pests and diseases is to grow them as well as possible.