Abraham Darby (synonyms AuScot, Candy Rain, Country Darby tree) is a popular rose cultivar which was introduced by David Austin in England in 1985. The English rose was bred by crossing the climber ‘Aloha’ with the floribunda ‘Yellow Chushion’ and is named after the industrialist Abraham Darby.
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Its deeply cupped flowers have an average diameter of 5 inches (11 cm) and up to 70 petals. The color varies according to the climate and ranges from soft apricot pink on the inside, pale yellow on the outside in warmer areas to a rich peachy pink with lighter edges in cooler climates.
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The flowers grow in small clusters, are usually very fragrant and appear throughout the season. As they tend to bow their heads, Abraham Darby is suited to be trained as a climber. Abraham Darby is winter hardy (USDA zone 5b – 10b) and generally disease resistant, but can be susceptible to rust. The plant grows approximately 5 to 10 ft (150 cm – 300 cm) high and 3 to 5 ft (90 to 150 cm) wide. It is almost thornless and has glossy, medium green foliage.
Plant this rose where you can easily enjoy its fragrant flowers.
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