William Shakespeare Rose in the Desert Garden?

azplantladyJanuary 1, 2010


I have ordered 3 new Austin roses - Abraham Darby, Graham Thomas and William Shakespeare. I have grown Abraham Darby and Graham Thomas before, but have not grown William Shakespeare. I live in the Phoenix metro area in zone 8b. Have any you had any experience with this rose?

Thank you.

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greenlust(z9 Phx,AZ)

No experience (bought one today from local nursery), but read in article william shakespere 2000 grows well here..check web link below

Here is a link that might be useful: desert rose article

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 5:25PM
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Rumor attributed to David Austin, William Shakespeare 2000 is superior to the WS released in the 1980's. WS2000 is well-liked but I've never met anybody who grew the original to compare it to.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2010 at 1:46PM
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