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Princess Alexandra of Kent English Rose

David Austin Roses

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$78.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • 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
Habit: Upright
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
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: N/A
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
SKU:
1231007547-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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 a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

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