One of David Austin's English shrub roses, Crocus shrub rose (Rosa 'AUSquest') is a beautiful rose that reaches a little over 4 feet high with conditions of full sun and moderate soil. From May through October this rose produces very large and very double soft apricot flowers with a tea rose fragrance. The blooms open widely, with the outer petals fading to cream as they age. It is so extremely double, in fact, that the inner petals have no space to expand and may remain folded. Crocus rose was registered in 2001 and won an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. It was named in honor of the Crocus Trust, a cancer awareness group in the United Kingdom.
May - June, July - August, September - October
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies