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Mary Rose

Rosa 'Mary'

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Mary Rose flowers

Mary Rose flowers

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Mary Rose flower buds

Mary Rose flower buds

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Group/Class:  Austin Rose


One of the most famous of David Austin's rose hybrids, this stunning variety has sweetly fragrant double pink flowers of a particularly vibrant shade that are produced throughout the summer on a larger plant; requires full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Mary Rose is blanketed in stunning fragrant pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has emerald green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Mary Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Mary Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Mary Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden 
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