Glamis Castle ®

Type: David Austin

`Glamis Castle' is the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of England and the legendary setting of Shakespeare's play `MacBeth'. Fully cupped, many petaled 3" blooms (petals 70+) of old rose character and charm are pure white and endowed with strong myrrh fragrance. Continual blooming on a compact bush making it ideal for the smaller garden. . Makes a good cut flower and can be grown as a hedge.

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score 7.8
Bloom Type Cupped, Double
Breeder Code AUSlevel
Characteristics Breeder, Cutting, Fragrance, Hedge
Specific Color White
Country of Origin England
Fragrance Very Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # 8765
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 4' x 4'
Year 1992


Customer Reviews (8)

WONDERFULReview by Kim
What a beautiful rose. All of Heirloom roses come so healthy and I have never had a problem. The rose took to its new home and viola bloomed and made me smile. (Posted on 9/26/2017)
Beautiful BlossomsReview by Valeria
While this rose--and rose bush--are smaller than I'd hoped, the actual blossoms are beautiful. I think the non-vigorous growth may be due to its location. I will move it when the timing is right and see if it grows better. (Posted on 4/19/2017)
Amazing scent, creamy white blooms Review by Stella
This is a charming rose. Beautiful and so heavily scented of myrrh. Planted it by a seat in garden as was suggested. Agree with other review that says it is susceptible to powdery mildew~however mine is in a lot of shade, maybe if in sun it will do better. Very harsh thorns so be prepared when you prune or cut it. (Posted on 4/8/2017)
Stays smallReview by Linda
Beautiful blooms but not vigorous in western Oregon, stays small. I love that it is scented. Left it at our old house and it gets absolutely no care. I'm afraid the renters will kill it. (Posted on 3/21/2017)
A Truly Beautiful White RoseReview by The Duchess
I am fond of white roses and this rose grew in my garden in Arlington, Virginia. It was OK but not spectacular. When I moved to the high desert of southeastern Arizona, it was one of the many roses I chose for my garden here. I couldn't ask for a more wonderful rose. Both the rose and I have been very happy with each other for the past ten years. "Glamis Castle" lives in almost full sun and, like all my roses, is fertilized with harvested rain water and well rotted horse manure. The plant is still vigorous, disease-free, has grown to four feet and blooms continuously. The fragrance is a true joy both outdoors and in the house, as most white roses have little or no fragrance. (Posted on 1/27/2017)
Pretty Hardy RoseReview by Nicole
I purchased 9 David Auston roses about 7 months ago, and Glamis Castle (along with St. Cecelia) started blooming right away. It still looks like a baby rose bush, but the white roses look so beautiful and charming against the dark foliage. I'm excited to see to mature. I can't water the roses as much as I would like (CA drought) but this rose seems to be surviving and producing just fine. (Posted on 11/18/2016)
a little extra workReview by Evelyn
This rose has a beautiful,musky, elegant scent and beautiful blooms. It also grows well. However, I find that of all the roses I've purchased and planted in the past 2-3 years (over 25 and 3 from this site), this one is very susceptible to powdery mildew and seems to spring up at least 3-4 times in the summer and is difficult to get rid of. (Posted on 11/25/2014)
First time purchase Review by Maria
I purchased two Glamis castle roses and 3 heritage roses in banded pots. It's only been a month and they've grown quite a bit and have bloomed already. There are plenty of buds on them right now. I am really pleased. (Posted on 6/27/2014)

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