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Rosa 'William Shakespeare 2000'


Rosa 'William Shakespeare 2000'

Family Name: Rosaceae


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form An English Rose Hybrid, bushy and well-branched shrub that can grow up to 1.2 m tall and 90 cm wide.
Foliage Compound leaves with 5 leaflets, dark green, ovate shaped with toothed margin.  
Flowers A multipetalous, large flower (up to 120 petals) with strong fragrance, crimson-coloured that turns to purple over time. Each flower has an average diameter of about 8 cm.
Taxonomy English Rose, bred and introduced by David Austin in 2000.  
Cultivation Grow in full sun on fertile, well-drained soil. Remove spent blooms to encourage new blooming. For best flowering, apply a well-balanced fertilizer.
Etymology The genus Rosa is the latin name for rose.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Flowerbed / Border

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Deciduous
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Compound
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Serrate / Toothed
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute
Foliar Base Rounded / Obtuse

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Purple, Red
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Solitary
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Bowl-shaped
Flowering Period Free-Flowering
Flower Colour(s) Remarks Crimson

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Master ID 31759
Species ID 6158
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.