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Scepter'd Isle


Scepter'd Isle

Rosa ‘Scepter’d Isle’

  • Common Name: Scepter’d Isle (English Rose Collection)

  • Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Scepter’d Isle’

  • Family Name: Rosaceae

  • Origin: United Kingdom

  • Height: 4’ – 6’

  • Width: 2’ – 3’

  • Growth: moderate

  • Zone: 5A – 10A

  • Light Needs: Full sun

  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown

  • Soil/PH/Texture: Tolerates a wide variety of humus enriched, well-drained soils from sandy loam to clay loam; roses live best in a pH range of 6.0-7.2 with 6.5 being the ideal for optimum growth and flowering. (pH outside of this range causes loss of nutrients which has a detrimental effect of roses.)

  • Soil Moisture: medium moisture, water regularly and deeply, avoid watering overhead

  • Drought Tolerance: unknown

  • Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.

  • Growing Conditions: moderate maintenance

  • Characteristics: the very fragrant blooms with a hint of myrrh are medium pink, double, cupped, appear summer – fall, and bloom repeatedly. It has medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage. 

  • Propagation: by stem or tip cuttings, grafts or budding

  • Wildlife: attracts butterflies

  • Facts: Bred by David Austin in 1997 and introduced in the UK in 1997.

  • Designer Considerations: use in beds, as borders or hedges, accent plants, containers on patios, and they make beautiful cut flowers fresh or dried.