Mary Rose™

Type: David Austin

Named for Henry VIII's Flagship. This is one of the most outstanding of the English Roses. Luscious, old-style, double 3 1/2" blooms (petals 70+) of a pleasant shade of medium pink give forth a strong, heady perfume. The quality of the blooms and great fruity/myrrh fragrance are matched by the quality of the bush. Strong growing, upright, very well branched, bushy repeat blooming plant. A must for every garden.

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score 8.3
Bloom Type Double
Breeder Code AUSmary
Characteristics Breeder, Cutting, Fragrance, Hedge, Shade
Specific Color Pink
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 # No
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant Yes
Approximate Size 4-5' x 3 1/2'
Year 1983


Customer Reviews (8)

Beautiful rise Review by Janet
This is such a beautiful rose, with very strong perfume and so many petals making it one of my favorites.
The rose was planted this past spring and I did not expect it to bloom this year, but it did and has been a wonderful addition to my garden. I look forward to next year when it is fully established and it will be a show stopper as people come to my door. (Posted on 8/26/2017)
Abundant, healthy new growthReview by Lynne
We grew Mary Rose years ago (on rootstock) in Houston. It grew well and handled the heat and humidity well. We added Mary Rose to our new garden in Northwest Arkansas late this Spring. It is still a small plant but it is blooming well and has, with organic gardening practices, had few problems with blackspot. Two basals popped up last week and are growing rapidly. We are confident that we will have a heavily blooming, healthy bush next Spring, and are happy to have Mary Rose back in the garden, (and on her own roots). (Posted on 8/13/2017)
Pretty pink almost lavender, repeat bloomer and very fragrantReview by Vivian
This rose was purchased on a recommendation from customer service. I wanted a rose bush for my garden in NYC and I didn't have a clue. I researched and was still to afraid to make a decision and an investment. I finally called customer service and they recommended Mary Rose and Julia Child. Well 2 years later both are flourishing. Mary Rose is the first one to bloom as soon as it gets warm here in the Big Apple. She is so pretty and you can smell her as soon as you come out the house. Julia Child takes a little longer but she is equally outstanding and continues to bloom pretty yellow flowers until fall. I am pleased. Great customer service!! (Posted on 5/26/2017)
Sweet BeautyReview by Mary Rose Lover
I've had this rose in my garden more than 20 years. It was a gift from a dear friend. It has suffered from black spot throughout the years beginning when a neighbor planted a small rose bush nearby that was already infected. The black spot and the fact that large trees have since grown up around the bush has compromised the vigor of the bush. However, it always blooms and always gives me pleasure. I've stayed true to it and it's stayed true to me. I, too, picked it out because of its name -- lots of Marys in my life -- all very dear. I didn't want to treat for black spot as the chemicals were too scary from me. Raking leaves away from the bush in the fall and watering at the roots early in the day, avoiding leaves, seems to help cut down on the black spot. Also, the trees have been trimmed letting the bush get more sunlight, which also helps with the plant's vigor. (Posted on 5/24/2017)
Beautiful, hearty, repeated and lovely blooming all summer.Review by Katie
This rose has been just beautiful. It has been neglected the last year, as I'm working out of town. Despite this neglect, it has thrived without fertilizer. It was established for 2 years by the time I wasn't able to be there to coddle it. Yet it continues to be just gorgeous and turning into a lovely bush from the very small twig mailed to me. (Posted on 3/15/2017)
Prolific repeat blooms Review by LoneStarLassie
Fully rounded bush that blooms non stop from Spring until first frost in St. Louis and Nashville (we've grown it in whiskey barrels both places). Requires minimal care other than deadheading, watering and fertilizing with no disease problems. Don't really care for the Myrrh fragrance but the flowers are so beautiful and the repeat so prolific that I can tolerate it. Grown it with Midas Touch (hybrid tea) whose fragrance is HEAVENLY! (Posted on 1/27/2017)
Beautiful rose, blackspotReview by Thomas
This is a beautiful rose. We live in Reno. Very dry. However we have had black spot problems, which is a surprise and very disappointing. We moved surrounding roses further away (killing a favorite rose in the process), and have tried to prune for more air circulation. Will have to see what happens this year. (Posted on 4/15/2016)
Mary Rose- great flower and plantReview by etodmar
I bought this rose for its name but I have love the flowers that I have had on it this year- I bought it last year- It has such a wonderful scent- and I have had cut flowers every week since the end of April-- and it is near the end of May- so great flower.. (Posted on 5/22/2014)

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