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David Austin Rose Winchester Cathedral

Fragrant blooms throughout the Summer and Autumn

A sport of the beautiful and highly regarded 'Mary Rose'. It carries a mass of flowers to great effect, each white, occassionally with a hint of pale pink at the centre, and continues to flower at regular intervals throughout the summer period. Individual blooms are medium sized, formed into loose petalled rosettes of Old Rose character, with a delicious fragrance which includes notes of honey and almond blossom, stronger in warmer weather. It is well suited to the mixed garden border, sitting happily alongside shrubs and cottage plants. Particularly winter hardy.

Well-shaped, twiggy, bushy growth adorned with nice foliage. An excellent garden shrub.

Named after one of the finest cathedrals in Britain.

Plant details

Item Number: 161497

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    • Features:
    • English Roses - bred by David Austin
    • Year of Introduction: 1984
    • Fragrance: Strong fragrance
    • Typically available all year round
    • Grown in a premium 6 litre branded pot

    The photograph of the rose in a pot is an approximate representation of how your rose will arrive if ordered today.


    In depth plant information

    Property Value
    Plant type Shrub Rose
    Flower colour
    Foliage colour
    Season of interest Summer, Autumn
    Evergreen No
    Plant width 70 cm - 90 cm
    Fragrant flowers Yes
    Attracts bees No
    Attracts butterflies No
    Plant height in 5 years 105 cm
    Hardiness zone (?) H4

    Will perform best in these conditions

    Property Value
    Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
    Light exposure Full sun,partial shade
    Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
    Planting instructions

    Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

    Planting site Patio Container, Flower Border & Beds, Cottage Garden, Informal Garden, City Garden, Courtyard Garden.

    Delivered direct from David Austin Roses by parcel carrier, usually within 5 working days to your chosen address. Your order will be delivered securely packaged in a sturdy, rose print box and will include a leaflet detailing planting and care instructions.

    • Delivery to UK mainland addresses is usually between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, unless otherwise stated.
    • Orders placed after 2pm may not be dispatched until the following working day.
    • Orders for delivery to Northern Ireland, offshore islands and parts of the Highlands can take a day or two more. 

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