Rose CHAUCER is an early rose, she is already over 45 years old. She has beautiful porcelain pink flowers in the style of Old roses. The bush is powerful, rounded. Many modern remains in the family tree have this plant in their ancestors. The English rose CHAUCER is named after J. Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales.



  • Group – English roses 
  • Basic form – shrub
  • Height – 0.8 m
  • Diameter – 0.8 m
  • Bush form – round
  • Flower color – pale, porcelain-pink
  • Number of petals – more than 25 (double)
  • Form flower – deeply cup-shaped
  • Flower size – 10-12 cm
  • Flowering form – clusters
  • Flowering type – repeating
  • Aroma – rich, myrrh
  • Foliage – bright green, large, matte
  • shoots – upright, hard, with spikes
  • Features – repeated flowering is late and not so plentifully; they are not put up for sale in the catalog on the D. Austin company website
  • Resistance to powdery mildew – medium
  • Resistance to black spotting – medium
  • Cold resistance – 5-10 zones USDA
  • Breeder – D. Austin
  • Catalog name – Auscer
  • Year of introduction to the culture – 1970
  • Soil – all types
  • pH- there may be slight variations from neutral (5.6 – 7.8)
  • Drainage – required
  • Plot – sunny / partial shade
  • Container – yes
  • Standard – yes
  • Planting types – mixed planting, hedges, container garden, rosaries
  • Pests – typical for roses
  • Diseases – powdery mildew, black spotting, rust of roses


Care of a CHAUCER rose like this:

  • Planting for roses is the most important step in caring for them. Rose CHAUCER prefers sunny areas with well-arranged drainage. It grows on almost all types of soils. The earth must be loose in order to allow enough water and air to pass through to the root system.
  • Watering. Roses are watered as necessary – 10 liters of water per 1 adult bush on average 2 – 3 times a week. In dry times, watering is more frequent. If the English rose CHAUCER grows in a container, then watering is usually more frequent. In both cases, it all depends on weather conditions.
  • Fertilizing with fertilizers is carried out at least 2 to 3 times during the growing season. It can be both mineral fertilizers and organic. Vitamins are also given to roses, which are administered by spraying. For roses growing in pots, top dressing is more frequent, but smaller doses are used.
  • Pruning roses depends on the group to which it belongs. Pruning is done twice: in the summer, faded parts are constantly cut to stimulate the appearance of new flowers, and in autumn, winter or early spring, pruning is carried out to form the plant and prevent it from diseases or pests hiding under the bark of the plant. CHAUCER potted roses are also pruned.
  • Loosening and weeding the soil around the rose bush is necessary for the circulation of air, moisture and nutrients for the root system. To minimize your labor, use mulching. This agricultural technique will help reduce weeds and leave the soil longer moist. This applies to container roses.  
  • Shelter for the winter is especially necessary if the minus temperatures are very low or in winter, frequent long thaws are characterized by a sharp decrease in minuses. Be sure to cover the English rose CHAUCER, growing in pots.    


Enjoy your cultivation!

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