Lady Phelia

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Lady Phelia, I was surprised to discover, is an Australian rose.  I always assumed it was a David Austin rose.  It certainly has the ‘olde world’ look characteristic of many David Austin Roses.

Lady Phelia has deeply cupped, soft pink blooms and a sweet damask rose fragrance which, I must agree with the speil, makes Lady Phelia reminiscent of the old Victorian roses.

Lady Phelia is a small free flowering shrub.  It grows 1m to 1.2m tall by 1.2m wide.

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Lady Phelia, reportedly, thrives in dry conditions and, according to the promotional material, once established, it will perform better with less than average fertiliser.  I like the sound of that because only the tough thrive in my rose garden.  My bush is doing well, despite the hot weather.

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Lady Phelia was named Australian Rose of the Year for 2006.

Lady Phelia is classified as a modern shrub rose.  It was bred by George Thomson and released in 2004.

17 thoughts on “Lady Phelia

  1. I love Lady Phelia, Glenda. Hot and dry suits our growing conditions, but alas no soil depth. Is it possible to grow her successfully in a large tub?

    • Hi Pam, You can grow all roses in a tub but they much prefer to be in the ground. Lady Phelia would probably do better than most as it is quite a small rose. Why not consider digging a very large hole and building up the soil in it and then planting your rose?

  2. I would really like to find a spot for Lady Phelia in my garden… although to fit all the beauties you share I may have to buy the house next door 🙂

  3. Lady Phelia is gorgeous. There were several bushes of a rose with a similar flower , maybe deeper pink, in a house we lived in. It was a hardy bush and a prolific flowerer and I regret we never identified what it was. Your garden must be beautiful. How many rises do you have?

      • Wow I’m impressed!! I love roses and only have a couple now, struggling along at our beach house. The children’s rose is the one rose that continues to give me the most joy! I make an annual pilgrimage to the Victorian State rose garden in November, or March, 5 acres of beds with massed plantings, roses of all origins, ages, colours, scents, styles. Thanks for sharing your blooms, I can only imagine how beautiful their perfume is.

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