Lady of Shalott June 2019


Shrub Rose


‘Lady of Shalott’ is another internationally acclaimed English Shrub Rose bred by David C.H. Austin in the United Kingdom in 2009.

Prominent rich orange-red buds open into beautiful chalice-shaped blooms, filled with loosely arranged, orange petals. The surrounding outer petals are salmon-pink with contrasting golden-yellow undersides. There is a pleasant, Tea fragrance with hints of spiced apple and cloves. The flowers are produced in clusters and are very full (40+ petals), repeating in flushes throughout the season.

The vigorous plant quickly forms a large, healthy, bushy shrub with slightly arching stems featuring semi-glossy green leaves, which have attractive slightly bronzed colour when young.

It can be pruned as a bush, used as a moderate climber or trained as a small Pillar (bush approximately 1.4m tall or it can reach up to 2m trained as a pillar).

The name is taken from one of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poems to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth. The late David Austin Senior loved poetry and, in fact, published several poetry books which he wrote.


BEST CLIMBER     Hamilton Rose Trials                                    NZ                 2018

ARS                         All American Garden Rose Fragrance      USA               2017

SNdHF                    Premier Prix  Grand Prix de la Rose          France           2015

RHS / RNRS          Award of Garden Merit                               UK                 2011

SILVER MEDAL   Glasgow Rose Trials                                    UK                 2011


Available from Wagner’s Rose Nursery, Newman’s Nursery and Treloar Roses.

Text: Melanie Trimper

Photos: David Austin Roses UK and Melanie Trimper

Additional information from via Les Krake