- Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Carding Mill™ is an excellent rose to grow for cut flowers or as part of a larger rose-themed garden bed. The exceptionally straight and sturdy stems hold up a fully double, English rose with petals in ombre shades ranging from antique apricot to a creamy yellow. Carding Mill™ has a very heady scent of dusky myrrh and re-blooms reliably later in the summer. This one should be the top choice for smaller gardens that may only have room for one rose.
The disease resistance for Carding Mill™ is high. The semi-glossy foliage remains deep green through the summer, resisting black spot and other fungal issues. The compact growth habit makes it perfect for growing in large planters or as a foundation planting near the front of a house. Shrub Roses also make great low-growing hedges or borders for defining an area. The thorny stems are also helpful in deterring both animals and humans from entering property lines.
Carding Mill™ Rose Care
Plant shrub roses in areas with full to part sun. The soil needs to be moist and well draining. Amending heavy clay soil with compost will help lighten the texture enough to grow these roses. Water your Carding Mill™ well at planting time. Soaking the rootball thoroughly and then adding a mulch of arborist chips or compost will keep the soil moist longer. Roses respond well to drip irrigation or soaker hoses that keep the foliage dry and efficiently water the roots. Allow for one inch of water a week from natural rain or a hose.
Deadheading roses is the best way to prolong the bloom time. Cut the flower stems back to a set of leaves to keep the shrub's overall shape mounded and compact. Prune in late winter after all danger of a heavy freeze is over. Remove any damaged or diseased branches from the winter. This is also the time to cut back the overall height by half if needed. Apply fertilizer as the first leaves emerge in spring. A slow-release fertilizer specifically formulated for roses will keep the flowers large and the foliage green.
Carding Mill™ Rose Spacing
Carding Mill™ stays a compact 3-4 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. When planting as part of a hedge, space plants 30 inches apart, center on center. Container-grown roses will require at least a 16-inch diameter pot.
Carding Mill™ English Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
|Plant Type: Perennials
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
|Mature Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Orange
|Flower Description: N/A
|Bloom Period: Late May Or Early June
|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: Carding Mill™ English Rose
|Other Name(s): Carding Mill™ English Rose
|Scientific Name: Rosa Carding Mill®
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 Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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.