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Wise Portia

Type: David Austin

A much overlooked and truly wonderful English rose. Superbly beautiful double blooms open to show lovely shades of purple and mauve with golden centers. At their best they are hard to beat. A heavy blooming variety that will be a standout in your garden. Rich fragrance. There are very few roses in this color shade. Should be included in your garden. Continuous blooming.

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score 7.9
Bloom Type Double
Breeder Code AUSport
Characteristics Breeder, Fragrance
Specific Color Purple and mauve
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 No
Approximate Size 3-4' 3'
Year 1982


Customer Reviews (1)

Great colorReview by Rozzz
I bought this years ago from Heirloom, mostly because of the name (I like the Shakespeare character theme). I was greatly surprised how vibrant the color was in my zone 7b garden. It is more of a fuschia color, a little more purple than the photos suggest, and a real standout in my rose bed of soft apricots and pinks. Very healthy and minimal spraying for blackspot so far (4 years). I highly recommend this variety! (Posted on 4/23/2018)

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