Rosa Roald Dahl (Ausowlish)

Rosa Roald Dahl (shrub rose)


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The Roald Dahl (Ausowlish) rose is a new David Austin rose launched at Chelsea in 2016, and shortlisted for the RHS's Plant of the Year Award. It was named to honour the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, as a tribute to Roald Dahl’s first major literary success as a children’s author with James and the Giant Peach, published in 1961, coincidentally the year David Austin launched his first English Rose.

Rosa Roald Dahl® (Ausowlish) is an English Musk Hybrid Rose with medium-sized, cupped rosette flowers of a perfect peach colouring, developing from beautiful soft orange-red buds, the red reminiscent of the blush found on an actual peach. The flowers are more robust than they look, and a lovely medium strength tea fragrance with leafy elements and dark fruit notes. This free-flowering rose forms a rounded, bushy shrub when it matures, with few thorns and mid-green foliage.

Pot size: 6L

Height and Spread: 110cm x 110cm

Preferred Soil Type: Any free-draining soil

Aspect: Any

Position: Open sunny position / partial shade

Flowering Period: June – September