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The Lady Gardener Rose

David Austin Roses

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  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 11

The giant, 4-inch, double blooms of The Lady Gardener Rose will stop every guest in your garden in their tracks. The bright apricot petals are not only visually perfect, but the heady scent of cedar and vanilla makes this a unique rose to place near a deck, patio, or walkway. The Lady Gardener was introduced in 2013 and is named after Plant Heritage, a plant conservation organization in the United Kingdom.  

The compact growth habit of The lady Gardener makes it perfect for adding to an established rose garden or growing in a container. The highly fragranced flowers are repeat blooming and attract all manner of beneficial pollinators through the summer. The glossy green foliage stays clean and is highly resistant to diseases and pests. The Lady Gardener is heat tolerant for USDA zones 5-11 and survives the winter with little supplemental protection or maintenance.

The Lady Gardener Rose Care

Plant the Lady Gardener in a full sun or part shade location that receives at least 6 hours of sun. Protection during the hottest part of the day will help the flowers last longer. Well-drained but moist soil is a necessity. Roses do not like wet leaves and respond well to a soaker hose or drip irrigation system that directs water to the root zone. Fertilize with a slow-release feed formulated for roses. A formula close to 1-4-2 NPK will encourage heavier blooming and strong root formation. 

Pruning is easy with the Lady Gardener. Late in the winter, any dead, damaged, or diseased branches should be removed at the base. Cut out the oldest and less productive canes to encourage new stems for the following season. Cut back the overall height by up to a half if needed. Deadhead the faded blooms throughout the summer to keep the shrub tidy and encourage new flower formation. Fertilizing and heavy pruning should not be done past late summer to allow the rose to prepare for dormancy in the winter. Allowing the last flush of flowers to form hips and seeds will benefit any wildlife in your garden through the fall and winter months.

The Lady Gardener Spacing

The Lady Gardener reaches a mature height and spread of 3-4 feet. A spacing of 4 feet between plants will allow adequate air circulation around all parts of the shrub. Containers should have at least a 5-gallon capacity with a 12-inch diameter.

The Lady Gardener Rose Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 11
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
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Orange, Pink
Flower Description: N/A
Bloom Period: Summer
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: The Lady Gardener Rose
Other Name(s): The Lady Gardener Rose
Scientific Name: Rosa The Lady Gardener™
SKU:
1231009839-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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.