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Pat Austin rose. Spirit of Freedom rose. The Right Roses. photo credit Louise Vyrvick USA
'My Favorite Roses' Series Color: Apricot & Orange Color: Orange David Austin roses Disease resistance: Poor Flowering: Repeat flowering Fragrance: medium Garden Inspiration Heat tolerance Rose: Shrub rose Shrub size: Medium (4 ft) Zone 10 Zone 9

‘My Favorite Roses’ Series | Rose ‘Pat Austin’ | Ms. Louise Myrvik

‘MY FAVORITE ROSES’ SERIES | ROSE ‘PAT AUSTIN’ DAVID AUSTIN 1995

 

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The team at The Right Roses firmly believe that, with the support from all members, collectively we can make a big difference. Moreover, sharing your own experience and stories will be such an important way to enrich the resources for rose-lovers all over the world.

This time, we would like to share with you a story from Louise Myrvik, a passionate gardener from the US. We hope that her story can be a source of inspiration to many gardeners. We highly appreciate Louise’s contribution.

We look forward to many other stories around the world. Please send your rose experience to RightRosesCom@gmail.com.

‘MY FAVORITE ROSES’ SERIES | MS. LOUISE MYRVIK

 

  • Country: Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Hardiness zone: between 9b and 10
  • Aspect (e.g., South-facing garden): Southern exposure
  • Number of hours of direct sunlight in the summer: N/A
  • Number of hours of direct sunlight in the winter: N/A
  • Spray or not: Yes
  • Name of the rose(s): Rose Pat Austin
  • Breeder: David Austin 1995

 

“I live in Tampa, Florida which fluctuates between 9b and 10.  Moved here to be near my grandson and left a wonderful garden and four seasons in Tennessee. 

Because I rent and the soil here is sandy as all get out, I plant in large containers. So far about 25 roses most of which are David Austin’s.  But Pat Austin is amazing.  She is planted on a large terra-cotta pot facing a southern exposure. If anyone knows what that means in Florida, it’s a challenge.  It’s very warm (sometimes hot) and humid with plenty of afternoon thunderstorms. This rose just keeps blooming and growing. 

I do make sure all my roses are watered daily and use organic compost as a top layer.  I make a nice soil mix which includes bone meal, alfalfa, worm castings, and Espoma rose food. Black spot has not been a real issue compared to my hybrid teas I have.  I do spray at night. 

The orangish bloom is Pat Austin paired with Spirit of Freedom and an unopened Munstead Woods”.

 

Photo credit: Ms. Louise Myrvik

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