- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 11
Vanessa Bell is a lovely pale yellow English shrub rose. It was introduced in 2017 and is named after the famous artist and sister of Virginia Woolf. The fully double flowers are light yellow with almost white outer petals. The size and vigorous growth habit make this English shrub rose ideal for container growing in even the smallest gardens.
Vanessa Bell is a repeat flowering English rose with a lovely fragrance reminiscent of green tea with notes of lemon and honey. The medium green foliage stays clean and resistant to pests and diseases. Minimal maintenance is required for this rose to perform well. Pair Vanessa Bell with other summer-blooming perennials such as euphorbia, verbena, and hardy geranium.
Vanessa Bell English Rose Care
Vanessa Bell requires full sun and moist soil that drains well. Containers will need excellent drainage and shelter from winter winds and storms. Roses appreciate drip irrigation and soaker hoses, which keep the foliage dry while efficiently targeting the roots. Allow for 1 inch of water per week. Roses growing in containers may need watering more than once a week; water when the top 1-2 inches of potting soil are dry. Fertilize shrub roses twice a season with a granular, slow-release fertilizer for roses. One application early in the spring and a second when the first flowers open will support heavy, continuous blooming.
Deadheading is very easy to do on shrub roses. Cut the faded flower stem back to just above a set of leaves. Prune any dead, diseased, or dying canes late in the winter to prepare for the new season's growth. Old canes should be cut all of the way to the ground to keep Vanessa Bell growing strongly. Roses growing in containers will require added insulation or shelter over the winter. Wrap burlap or horticultural fabric around the outside of the pot and add a 2-3-inch layer of mulch to the top of the pot. Place pots on bricks or ‘pot feet’ to ensure that drainage remains good during the winter.
Vanessa Bell Rose Spacing
Vanessa Bell stays compact at 3-4 feet tall and wide. To provide adequate air circulation around plants, space each rose 4 feet apart when planting in a large group. Container-grown roses will need a pot with at least a 12-inch diameter.
Vanessa Bell 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|
|Flower Color(s): White, Yellow|
|Flower Description: N/A|
|Bloom Period: N/A|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|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: Vanessa Bell Rose|
|Other Name(s): Vanessa Bell Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa Vanessa Bell|
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.
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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.