- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Rosa Desdemona® is an English shrub rose known for its large, showy flowers and strong, fragrant aroma. It is a popular choice for gardens and landscapes and can also be grown in containers. One of the standout features of Rosa Desdemona® is its soft peach flowers. These blooms have a classic, full-petaled form with a petal count of 52. The flowers are produced singly or in small clusters set off by dark green foliage that contrasts nicely with the pastel petals.
In addition to its beautiful flowers, Rosa Desdemona® is prized for its strong, sweet fragrance. The aroma of these roses is often described as fruity, with hints of citrus and almond. It is particularly pronounced in the evening, making Rosa Desdemona® a popular choice for use in moon gardens or other nighttime plantings. It has an upright, arching, bushy growth habit, and typically reaches a height of 3-4 feet, with a similar spread. It is not an evergreen plant, but it does produce new foliage in the spring after winter dormancy. Rosa Desdemona® is generally considered a disease-resistant plant but it can be susceptible to common rose problems such as black spot and powdery mildew. Proper care, including watering and fertilization, can help prevent these issues.
Desdemona Rose Care
When caring for Rosa Desdemona®, there are a few key things to remember. First and foremost, this plant requires plenty of sunlight to thrive. It prefers full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. This rose grows best in well-draining soil rich in organic matter with a neutral to slightly acidic pH and benefits from a topdressing of compost or well-rotted manure around the root zone. Watering is also important – keep the soil evenly moist, but avoid overwatering as this can lead to root rot. Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a fertilizer formulated for roses.
Pruning is also an essential part of caring for Rosa Desdemona®. Prune the plant in the late winter or early spring, removing any dead or damaged branches. Remove up to half of the height of the canes, cutting just above a growth node.
Desdemona Rose Spacing
When planting Rosa Desdemona®, space plants about 3-4 feet apart to give them room to grow and spread. When growing Desdemona® in a container, select a pot that is several inches wider than the rootball to give the plant room to grow.
Desdemona Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Description: N/A|
|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: Desdemona Rose|
|Other Name(s): Desdemona Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa Desdemona|
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.