SCARBOROUGH FAIR – English rose by D. Austin is characterized by excellent disease resistance and delicate, beautiful flowers. The soft pink color of the flowers complements the aroma in the style of Old Roses with a touch of musk. The name of the rose SCARBOROUGH FAIR was given in honor of the medieval English folk song that made Simon and Garfunkel popular, a duo from the 60s of the twentieth century.  

Characteristics of the SCARBOROUGH FAIR rose

  • Group – English Roses 
  • Subgroup – English Alba hybrids
  • Main form – bush (shrub)
  • Height – 1 m
  • Diameter – 0.9 m
  • Bush shape – round
  • Flower color – pale pink
  • Number of petals – 20
  • Flower shape – semi-double, cupped
  • Flower size – 7-8 cm
  • Blossom shape – clusters 
  • Bloom type – repetitive
  • Aroma – medium saturation
  • Foliage – light green, leathery, shiny, abundant
  • Shoots – erect, with thorns, can droop
  • Features – flowering almost never interrupted, low, blooms better in the sun
  • Resistance to powdery mildew – high
  • Resistance to black spot – high
  • Cold hardiness – 5 – 11 USDA zones
  • Breeder – D. Austin
  • Catalog name – Ausoran
  • Year of introduction to the crop – 2003
  • Soil – all types of
  • pH – may be small fluctuations from neutral
  • Drainage – mandatory
  • Plot – sunny/partial shade
  • Container – yes
  • Stamp – yes
  • Types of plantings – mixed plantings, borders, pots, rose gardens

Take care for the SCARBOROUGH FAIR rose as follows:

  • Planting for roses is the most important step in caring for them. Plants prefer sunny areas with good drainage. They grow on almost all types of soil. The soil must be loose in order to allow sufficient water and air to pass to the root system.
  • Watering. Rose SCARBOROUGH FAIR is watered as needed – from 10 liters of water per 1 adult bush on average 2 – 3 times a week. In dry times, watering is increased. If the plant grows in a container, then watering is usually more frequent. In both cases, it all depends on the weather conditions.
  • Fertilizing is carried out at least 2 – 3 times during the growing season. It can be both mineral fertilizers and organic. Roses are also given mineral complexes that are introduced by spraying. For roses growing in pots, feeding is increased, but the doses are smaller.
  • Pruning roses depends on the group to which they belong. Pruning is done twice: in the summer, faded parts are constantly cut off to stimulate the appearance of new flowers, and in the fall, winter or early spring, pruning is carried out to form the plant and prevent diseases or pests hiding under the bark of the plant. Potted roses are also pruned.
  • Loosening and weeding the soil around the English rose bush SCARBOROUGH FAIR is needed to circulate air, moisture and nutrients for the root system. To minimize your labor costs, use mulching. This farming technique will help reduce weeds and keep the soil moist longer. This also applies to container roses.  
  • Shelter for the winter is especially needed if the subzero temperatures are very low or the winter is characterized by frequent long thaws, which are suddenly replaced by minus. Roses growing in pots must be covered.    

Enjoy your cultivation!

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