- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 11
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
An exceptionally robust rose, the Roald Dahl was so named to mark the centenary of the writer’s birth. It features lovely orange buds that open into medium-sized, cupped, apricot rosettes. Good disease resistance means the deep green foliage sets a dependable backdrop for the repeat blooming throughout the summer. The blooms have a petal count of 55 and a medium fruity tea scent.
The Roald Dahl Rose is nearly thorn-free, making it easy to handle and an excellent candidate for cut flowers. Cultivate the Roald Dahl as a specimen plant ringed by annuals or long-blooming perennials to create a stunning summer display. Another option: use several roses to create a low hedge or border. The Roald Dahl even performs well in a sufficiently large container!
Roald Dahl Rose Care
The Roald Dahl Rose prefers a site with full sunlight but can handle a slightly shady location. Roses can grow well in a variety of soil types as long as the site offers good drainage and plenty of organic matter. Work compost into a site prior to planting if the soil has a high clay or sand content. A soil pH around 6.5 keeps nutrients available to the shrub. Feed the Roald Dahl annually with a slow-release, organic fertilizer labeled for roses.
Snip off spent flowers during the growing season to keep the plant tidy. In late winter, remove the oldest, least productive canes and any canes that look weak or spindly. The general rule of thumb is to remove no more than about one-third of the overall growth.
Roald Dahl Rose Spacing
The Roald Dahl Rose grows 4 to 5 feet tall with a similar spread, so space this shrub 3 to 4 feet apart as a hedge or give it a bit more space as a standalone specimen. If growing this rose in a container, opt for one that holds 8 to 15 gallons with a 15- to 20-inch diameter.
Roald Dahl Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 11
|Plant Type: Perennials
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
|Mature Spacing: 3 - 5 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Orange
|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: Roald Dahl Rose
|Other Name(s): Roald Dahl Rose
|Scientific Name: Rosa Roald Dahl
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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- 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.