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Graham Thomas Rose (David Austin) (Award-winning) (shade-tolerant)


Graham Thomas Rose was voted World’s Favourite Rose by 41 rose societies in 2009.
Recipient of the prestigious awards like Award of Garden Merit (1993), James Mason Award (2000), among others. Very disease resistant.

Excellent repeat bloomer: blooms from late spring until frost. Lovely fragrance with hints of tea.
Can grow in full sun or partial shade; can tolerate areas with 3-4 hours of sun or those in dappled shade.

USDA hardiness zone: 5. Survives the winter in Halifax area and Yarmouth. In other areas: after the first hard frost, pile up about a foot of soil around the base of the rose. It survives most winters, but once every few years the top growth may be lost, but it will regrow.

Graham Thomas Rose can be grown in a large container. Protect in a heated garage over the winter, unless planted directly in the ground.

Available as a bare root plant or in pots. Won’t be mailed. Pick up in Halifax.

Bare root pick-up: Bare root plants need to be picked up and planted within 2-3 days of their arrival to us. Tentatively, in the first week of May, but may vary by a couple of days. A notification of roses arriving will be posted on our Facebook page about 1-2 weeks ahead of time. Roses can be planted in the garden in early May; they are hardy and won’t mind an occasional night freeze.
If you might not be able to pick up and plant your rose promptly, consider selecting “potted plant” option instead.

Planting information and growing guide: