- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Princess Alexandra of Kent English Rose is a rose of refined beauty and grace. The fully double, candy-pink flowers are large and heavy, but they don't sag and are held mostly upright on sturdy stems that are perfect for cutting and arranging. Princess Alexandra of Kent was named after Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, an accomplished gardener. The heavily scented flowers bring to mind blackberry and citrus in a kitchen garden.
This English rose is a reblooming type that continues blooming profusely until the first frost of fall. The straight, long stems make the perfect cut flower. The compact growth of the shrub works well in any garden situation, including large planters for a deck or entryway. This vigorously growing shrub is very low maintenance and highly disease resistant.
Princess Alexandra of Kent English Rose Care
Shrub roses will tolerate just about any soil texture as long as it is exceptionally free draining. The pH should be as close to neutral as possible, and mulching yearly with organic compost or fine arborist chips will help retain moisture. Fertilizing is best done once in the spring and again as the flowers open in early summer. Choose a formulation specifically for roses or blooming shrubs. The formula should have more phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) than nitrogen (N) to support heavy flowering and strong root growth. Over-fertilizing results in excess foliage growth that attracts pests such as aphids.
English shrub roses are sturdy plants that need little maintenance to keep them looking great. Prune out any dead, diseased, or dying stems early in the spring before the foliage emerges. This keeps the shrub in shape and reduces the chance of a disease or pest attack. Cut stems back to just above a set of leaves to keep the overall shrub from becoming leggy. The height can be cut back by half if needed at this time. Deadhead regularly throughout the season to promote more flower formation. Mulch the graft union and root zone with 3-4 inches of mulch to add insulation for the winter. Keeping roses well watered through the summer helps them bloom well the next year.
Princess Alexandra of Kent English Rose Spacing
The mature height and spread of Princess Alexandra are 4-5 feet. Allow for proper air circulation around plants by placing them 4 feet apart center on center when planting multiples. Containers need at least a 16-inch diameter and a 7-10 gallon volume.
Princess Alexandra of Kent English Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|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: Princess Alexandra of Kent English Rose|
|Other Name(s): Princess Alexandra of Kent English Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa Princess Alexandra of Kent|
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 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.
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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
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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.