Rosa Molineux (Ausmol) (shrub rose)

Rosa Molineux (shrub rose)


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David Austin bred this golden Rosa Molineux (Ausmol) in 1994, and due to its compact, upright form it is perfect for a smaller garden or a limited space in a mixed border, it also creates a lovely but controlled hedge. Its medium sized, rosette-shaped flowers are tinged with orange as they come out of bud and mature into a rich yellow. Its repeat blooms offer a gentle tea/musk scent.

The romantic sounding name of this rose has a curious history: the Norman Molineux family arrived from France in 1066, one of its descendants, a prosperous wool merchant in Wolverhampton, built a fine Georgian mansion in 1744, which he named after the family. In 1889 the site was acquired by Wolverhampton Wanderers football club and the original, ground-breaking stadium was built. Molineux Stadium remains the home of the ‘Wolves’, the nearest football team to the Austin nursery.

Pot Size: 6L

Height and Spread: 90cm x 90cm over 5 years

Preferred Soil Type: Any free-draining soil

Aspect: East, south or west facing

Position: Full sun / Partial shade

Flowering Period: June – Autumn

Care: Remove faded flowers; prune in March