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Rosa 'Saint Swithun' (Rose 'Saint Swithun')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.6m
Max height
1.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rosa 'Saint Swithun'

Other names

Rose 'Saint Swithun', Shrub rose 'Saint Swithun', Rosa 'St. Swithun', Rosa 'Auswith', David Austin rose 'Saint Swithun', English rose 'Saint Swithun'

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Saint Swithun' _ 'Saint Swithun' is an upright to arching, deciduous shrub with thorny branches bearing pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, dark green leaflets and fragrant, double, shallowly-cupped, rose-pink flowers in summer and autumn.


Rosa 'Saint Swithun' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Old rose fragrance.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Deer , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects Aphids , Caterpillars , Deer , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects

Diseases

Remains relatively disease resistant if in full sun.

Downy mildew , Powdery mildew , Rose black spot Downy mildew , Powdery mildew , Rose black spot

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rosa 'Saint Swithun' (Rose 'Saint Swithun') will reach a height of 2.6m and a spread of 1.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Hedging/Screens

Cultivation

Plant in moist but free-draining or free-draining soil in a sunny position. Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Rosa 'Saint Swithun'

Other names

Rose 'Saint Swithun', Shrub rose 'Saint Swithun', Rosa 'St. Swithun', Rosa 'Auswith', David Austin rose 'Saint Swithun', English rose 'Saint Swithun'

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Saint Swithun' _ 'Saint Swithun' is an upright to arching, deciduous shrub with thorny branches bearing pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, dark green leaflets and fragrant, double, shallowly-cupped, rose-pink flowers in summer and autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Old rose fragrance.

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Deer , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects

Diseases

Remains relatively disease resistant if in full sun.

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Powdery mildew , Rose black spot

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rosa 'Saint Swithun' (Rose 'Saint Swithun') will reach a height of 2.6m and a spread of 1.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Hedging/Screens

Cultivation

Plant in moist but free-draining or free-draining soil in a sunny position. Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Rosa 'Saint Swithun' (Rose 'Saint Swithun')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Rosa 'Saint Swithun' (Rose 'Saint Swithun')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phyllocoptes fructiphilus

Type

Mite

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Rosa 'Saint Swithun' (Rose 'Saint Swithun')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Rose Rosette Virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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