- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 8 - 10 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 11
Bred in 2016 by David Austin, the legendary rose breeder, Bathsheba™ English Rose brings an air of softness, tenderness, and comfort to your landscape. Featuring 170-petaled, large blooms with gorgeous soft-peachy tones and a creamy outer layer, this rose plant will infuse the air with its floral aroma of delicate myrrh and warm honeyed tea and brighten your landscape with verdant green foliage. This variety of rose blooms multiple times over the season, which can last all summer long.
The heroine Bathsheba of Far from the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy inspired the name of this rose. Hardy in zones 5 through 11, this rose will exceed the romance and resilience of its namesake. It attracts bees and other pollinators with its aromatic fragrance and will vigorously climb any trellis, obelisk, or support structure with elegance and grace. Its manner, habit, and exquisite appearance make it perfect for a specimen planting or focal grouping. David Austin recommends a 6-foot wall, fence, or doorway to display this stunning rose.
Bathsheba™ English Rose Care
Plant this rose in slightly acidic, well-draining soil in an area that receives plenty of sun, ideally facing either east, south, or west. As a short climbing rose, it is essential to plant it with a structure to support its climbing growth of up to 10 feet. Water deeply and regularly during the first year to promote deep and healthy roots. Soak the roots at the base of the plant, avoiding the canes, leaves, bools, and bottom of the trunk. If the soil above the roots is dry up to your second knuckle, your plant is thirsty and ready for a drink! Avoid overwatering, which can lead to fungal root infections and other diseases. Feed once or twice during the summer with a slow-releasing rose fertilizer.
After the first season, prune your rose canes back by one-third; prune back by half in the following years. Consider the overall shape when you prune, and make your cuts in places that will contribute to the general form. If your plant is getting taller than desired, prune back the canes to 18 inches after the first batch of blooms in the summer to rejuvenate the shrub.
Bathsheba™ English Rose Spacing
This rose has a height of 8 to 10 feet and a spread of 2 to 3 feet—plant it with enough room to grow to its mature size, leaving about 3 to 4 feet between plantings. Plant it about 8 inches away from a wall to leave enough room for the roots.
Bathsheba™ English Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 11|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 8 - 10 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Orange, Yellow|
|Flower Description: Peachy-Yellow|
|Bloom Period: N/A|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: N/A|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: David Austin Roses|
|Common Name: Bathsheba™ English Rose|
|Other Name(s): Bathsheba™ English Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa Bathsheba™|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.