Rosa Desdemona (Auskindling). Image courtesty of David Austin Roses

Rosa Desdemona (shrub rose)


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Rosa Desdemona (Auskindling) is another beautiful and reliable shrub rose from David Austin, introduced in 2015. It is an English Musk Hybrid rose with an intense myrrh fragrance. The exquisitely beautiful, chalice-shaped blooms are white with a hint of pink.

The Desdemona rose is a repeat flowerer with an exceptionally long flowering season. It is a strong, very healthy shrub rose with good disease resistance and broad, open growth.

Pure as the driven snow and wonderfully scented, the beautiful white petals of this rose superbly reflect Shakespeare’s character Desdemona, whose happiness, despite her truthfulness and fidelity, was overwhelmed by fate, the antagonist Iago, and her husband, Othello’s, jealous temper.

Pot Size: 6L

Height and Spread: 120cm x 90cm

Preferred Soil Type: Any free-draining soil

Aspect: Any

Position: Open sunny position / Very light shade

Flowering Period: June – September

Care: Remove faded flowers; prune in March

Please note, in the autumn this rose is supplied as a potted plant, and will not produce any new roots until spring so it is usual for the soil to fall away from the roots when you remove it from the pot. It is best to plant it immediately.