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Rosa 'Bishop's Castle'

Family Name: Rosaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Fragrant Ornamental Flowers Woody


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub (Woody)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A robust shrub with rounded bushy growth habit, can grow up to 1.2 m tall. 
Foliage Matte dark green, compound pinnate, leaflet is ovate shaped with serrated margin.
Stems Stems are thorny.
Flowers Large (about 7 cm in diameter), soft pink flowers with incurved petals, shallowly cupped and fully double (80 petals), has a central button eye. Highly fragrant. The flower slightly fades when matures. 
Others - Plant Morphology This cultivar was introduced by David C. H. Austin in 2007.
Cultivation Plant under full sun in rich and fertile, well drained soil. Avoid overhead watering. Remove spent flowers to encourage new blooms. Maintain good air flow within the plants to reduce fungal attacks. 
Etymology The genus Rosa is a latin name for roses. The cultivar is named after a castle in a small town, built in 1087 to protect the English border. 

Landscaping Features

Landscaping Suitable to be added to flowerbeds and borders, planted with roses or other shrubs. This cultivar makes an excellent choice as well for hedge. 
Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Hedge / Screening, Container Planting
Usage Hazard - Cons Spines/Thorns - Stem/Branch

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Deciduous
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green
Young Flush Texture(s) Smooth
Foliar Type Compound
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Serrate / Toothed

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Pink
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Bowl-shaped
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

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Master ID 33083
Species ID 7497
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.