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Rose “Lady of Shallott”


One look at the lusciously warm, glowing orange blooms on this English beauty will explain why the arrival of this new rose has been so eagerly anticipated here in the New World.

Rose-Lady-of-ShallottAs Squak Mt. Nursery enters our third year as a “premier partner” with David Austin Roses, we are pleased to highlight ‘Lady of Shallot’ as our 2013 rose of the year.  We selected Lady of Shallott for her beauty, fragrance, and easy to grow characteristics.

Promoted as one of the most robust and hardy roses in the David Austin collection, ‘Lady of Shallott’ is highly resistant to disease and blooms continuously throughout summer. This may be the ideal rose for any new gardener, or for all of us who love plants that require little care.

‘Lady of Shallott’ is a gently arching bushy shrub rose, 4’ tall by 3.5’ wide. If left unchecked she will climb to 8’ tall on a trellis. She is very cold hardy to -20 degrees. Rich orange-red buds open to chalice shaped blossoms that are golden yellow at the outer edge deepening to a rich coral-orange at the center. True to Sir David Austin’s goal, she is both charming and fragrant, with a warm tea fragrance, hinting of apple and spice. Consider matching her in your garden with rich red roses, such as ‘L.D. Braithwaite’ or ‘Lady of Megginch’.

Featuring over 45 David Austin varieties in our homegrown crop, Squak Mt. is pleased to allow you to pick your favorite varieties of fragrant English roses today.  Come soon for best selection as our new ‘Lady of Shallot’ is sure to be in short supply and high demand as we all learn of her British charm.


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