English shrub rose RED COAT D. Austin has large and simple flowers. They are painted in bright raspberry color. The aroma is light, with musky notes. On the site of the breeder’s company, the RED COAT rose is classified as Modern shrub roses, but there are those who attributed it to the floribunda group. 



  • Group – English roses 
  • Basic form – bush (shrub)
  • Height – 1.5 m
  • Diameter – 1.25 m
  • Bush form – oval
  • Flower color – raspberry
  • Number of petals – 5-15 (simple) 
  • Flower shape – simple, flat
  • Flower size – 5 – 8 cm
  • Flowering shape – brush
  • Flowering type – repeating
  • Aroma – light, musky
  • Foliage – bright green, medium size, plentiful
  • Shoots – long, flexible, with spikes
  • Features – prefers bright sun, prone to throwing longer shoots, requires increased attention, hibernates without shelter up to -20С
  • Resistance to powdery mildew – medium
  • Resistance to black spotting – medium
  • Cold tolerance – zones 5 – 10 USDA
  • Breeder – D. Austin
  • Catalog name – Auscoat
  • Year of introduction to the culture – 1973
  • Soil – all types of
  • 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, borders, women hedges, container garden, rosaries
  • Pests – typical for roses
  • Diseases – powdery mildew, black spotting, rust of roses


Care of a RED COAT rose like this: 

  • Planting for roses is the most important stage of care for them. Rose RED COAT 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 – from 10 liters of water per 1 adult bush on average 2 to 3 times a week. In dry times, watering is more frequent. If the English rose RED COAT 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. Mineral complexes, which are introduced by spraying, also give roses. 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 the fall, winter or early spring, pruning is performed to form the plant and prevent it from diseases or pests hiding under the bark of the plant. The RED COAT potted rose is 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 agrotechnical 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 RED COAT, growing in pots.    


Enjoy your cultivation!

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