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Desdemona (Auskindling) - David Austin English Rose

A beautiful romantic rose with masses of gorgeous white blooms from early summer into the first frosts. It has a strong myrrh scent and makes a great wedding rose
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A beautiful romantic rose with masses of gorgeous white blooms from early summer into the first frosts. It has a strong myrrh scent and makes a great wedding rose.

  • Images courtesy of David Austin Roses
  • Position - Full sun
  • Soil - Prefers well-drained humus rich soil
  • Flower Colour - White
  • Fragrance - Strong
  • Flowers - June - October
  • Repeat Flowering - Yes
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Eventual size -  H 1.2m (4ft)  W 1m (3ft)
  • Disease Resistance - Excellent
  • Pot Size when Purchased - 4ltr

Desdemona, a David Austin shrub rose, is exquisitely beautiful with an exceptionally long flowering season. Pretty peachy pink buds open to reveal stunning white blooms that have an attractive hint of pink at an early flowering stage. With a deep myrrh scent, it is a perfect choice for a wedding rose.

  • Ideal for cottage and informal gardens
  • Ideal for pots and containers
  • Ideal for beds and borders.
  • Ideal for cut flowers/ wedding flowers

Roses are easy to look after. They like to grow in a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil of any type and prefer full sun. Please note roses sent November - March will be sent as recently potted plants that have been pruned hard back (roots and shoots)

Planting

  • Water the rose thoroughly while it’s still in its pot or dunk a bare root one in a bucket of water for 20-30 minutes
  • Pick your spot in the garden and make sure it’s clear of weeds
  • Dig a hole that will take the roses root mass easily
  • Use a fork to loosen the soil at the base of the hole so roots can grow away easily
  • Add manure to the hole if you can get it or Camelot Horse Manure compost
  • Sprinkle Rootgrow in the hole as per the manufacturer’s instructions, this aids root development and leads to a healthier plant
  • Position your rose in the hole so that it’s just slightly lower than the surrounding ground surface
  • Backfill with the soil taken out to dig the hole
  • Firm in by gently standing on the soil to ensure the rose is secure and that there are no air pockets.
  • Water well.

Aftercare

  • Any new rose needs to be watered well until it is established, probably the first two years. Once established you will need to water still to promote a healthy plant that will flower over a long period. The amount depends on rainfall and heat. Once a week should be sufficient but if flowers wilt in extreme heat then they need a good soaking at the roots more frequently.
  • Pay special attention to climbers planted against a wall, roses in pots or in sandy soil with both watering and feeding.
  • Feed your roses twice a year, with After Plant Rose Food once in March/April at the start of the growing season and then again in late July after the first blooms to encourage stronger repeat flowering.
  • Mulch with bark chippings in early spring to suppress weeds and increase water retention
  • Spray to control pests and disease with RoseClear
  • Deadhead throughout the growing season to encourage repeat flowering and keep the rose in good shape.

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