ABRAHAM DARBY


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Take time and smell the rosesRoses have been around for millions of years which just prove that roses are not difficult to grow. The Rose is also our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.


 Photo from David Austin Roses
 
Auscot – David Austin 1985



Abraham Darby is one of the most vigorous of all David Austin roses.  Having heard from fellow rosarians that it bears long arching canes, I decided to plant it along a fence on the west side of my property and let it spread out.  Abraham Darby is a well-rounded shrub which bears numerous, very large 5” across, old fashioned, double cup-shaped flowers in shades of apricot, and yellow, becoming tinted with pink as they age.  Few roses make such a fine display or produce such magnificent blooms with glossy green foliage all through the season.  To encourage better crop of flowers and help maintain its compact form, summer pruning is recommended.  The growth is vigorous and reliable and it repeats well.  Height is 5 ft. x 5 ft. or 8 ft. as a climber. 

Abraham Darby is an outstanding rose with disease resistance and continually blooming.  I planted a pink clematis next to it and they complemented very nicely.  It has a rich, fruity fragrance with a refreshing sharpness.  Abraham Darby is named after one of the founding figures of the Industrial Revolution, who lived in Shropshire.

 
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