‘My Favorite Roses’ Series | Rose ‘Pat Austin’ | Ms. Louise Myrvik
‘MY FAVORITE ROSES’ SERIES | ROSE ‘PAT AUSTIN’ DAVID AUSTIN 1995
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‘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