Rosa ‘William Shakespeare’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Modern Shrub Rose

Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza


English translation by Peter Thompson



English rose created by David Austin, in England, in 1987.

Double flowers, crimson red with the strong fragrance of the Damask rose.

Variety denomination : AUSroyal

Parentage :

‘The Squire’ × ‘Mary Rose’

Awards :

2000 - Marion Garden Club : Classic Shrub Rose

2000 - Southampton Rose Society : Modern Shrub Rose

2001 - Forest City Rose Society : Shrub

2001 - Southampton Rose Society : Modern Shrub Rose

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