Raised by David Austin, UK in 1995 and named for his wife this extraordinarily healthy and free flowering rose is a wonderfully bright addition to the David Austin roses. This rose was inducted to the Rose Hall of Fame in 1991 – a testament to the grand natural beauty of this delightful rose.
Pat Austin flowers are large and the combination of contrasting colour can be enjoyed as they wave around in a breeze. She repeat flowers exceptionally well throughout the season on a vigorous shrub with glossy mid-green foliage. The shrub height to 1.5mtrs makes this an ideal rose to plant in the rose border where a bright, bubbly splash of colour will draw the eye.
The deeply cupped flowers of Pat Austin have a sharp, fruity fragrance and can be enjoyed in a float-bowl arrangement since they will nod if positioned upright in a vase.
- Vivacious colour addition to the Austin roses
- Extremely healthy and free flowering modern shrub rose
- Ideal in the rose border for a real splash of eye-catching colour
- Delightful fruity fragrance
The generally sunny, dry and hot conditions of the Australian garden are particularly well suited to planting roses and roses flourish in our gardens when you take measures to provide the following:
WATER – Roses are very deep rooted plants and require one good, deep soaking at least every 10 days in hot and dry conditions.
FEED – Because roses flower throughout all but the Winter season, they should be regularly fertilized with quality (preferably organic) fertilizer which contains a balance of major nutrients (NPK) and trace elements. The fertilizer should be applied at least once a month – small amount often – with fortnightly applications of liquid seaweed over the foliage.
PRUNE – During Winter, 70% of the rose plant should be pruned and all old wood removed back to the crown and the bush pruned to shape.
During the flowering seasons, 25% of all flowering stems should be cut back after flowering to encourage strong re-growth.
MULCH – Particular attention to application of lucerne or pea straw directly around the root-zone of each rose will enhance the overall health of the rose and then the whole bed should be mulched to 75mm with any other mulch medium available.