Rosa Falstaff

Fast Facts

  • Name: Rosa Falstaff
  • Bred by: David Austin
  • Introduced: 1999
  • Growth: Upright, vigorous shrub, 5-6 ft in height, 4 ft spread
  • Blooms: Large, fully double, 80 petals
  • Color: Deep crimson, with a rich, old rose fragrance
  • Foliage: Dark green, glossy leaves
  • Flowering: Repeat blooming throughout the season
  • Climate: Suitable for USDA zones 5b and warmer
  • Disease Resistance: Good disease resistance
  • Growing Classification: English Shrub Rose
  • Origin/Distribution: Bred by David Austin in the United Kingdom
  • Blooming Season: Late spring through fall

Should you Buy One?

Consider adding Rosa Falstaff¬† to your garden if you admire the striking contrast of deep orange-red blooms with a reverse of golden-yellow. This tall, upright shrub rose offers continuous blooming throughout the season, creating a bold and eye-catching display. With good disease resistance and an elegant growth habit, it’s an excellent choice for rose enthusiasts.

Rose Care for 'About Face'

Rosa Falstaff thrives in full sun or partial shade. Plant it in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter for optimal growth. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during hot periods. Apply a balanced rose fertilizer during the growing season (spring through fall) to nourish the plant. Prune in late winter or early spring to maintain shape and encourage new growth, removing any dead or diseased branches. While ‘Falstaff’ has good disease resistance, regular monitoring for pests and diseases is recommended.

General Rose Care Tips

  • Name: Rosa ‘Pat Austin’
  • Bred by: David C.H. Austin (David Austin Roses)
  • Introduced: 1995
  • Growth: Bushy shrub, 3-4 ft in height and spread
  • Blooms: Fully double, cupped blooms
  • Color: Rich copper-orange
  • Foliage: Dark green, glossy leaves
  • Flowering: Repeat blooming throughout the season
  • Climate: Suitable for USDA zones 5b and warmer
  • Disease Resistance: Good disease resistance
  • Growing Classification: English Shrub Rose (David Austin Rose)
  • Origin/Distribution: Bred by David C.H. Austin in the United Kingdom
  • Blooming Season: Late spring through fall

FAQs about Rosa Falstaff

Yes, ‘Falstaff’ is an excellent choice for cut flowers due to its large, fully double blooms and rich fragrance.

Prune ‘Falstaff’ in late winter or early spring to ensure it retains its desired form and encourages new growth.

‘Falstaff’ roses are known for their rich, old rose fragrance, adding a delightful aroma to your garden.

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