David Austin Rose ‘Dame Judi Dench’


David Austin Rose ‘Dame Judi Dench’ – 3L Pot, 20cm (Width x Height)

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Shrub Rose
  • Cultivar: ‘Dame Judi Dench’
  • Container Size: 3L
  • Dimensions: 20cm (Width) x 20cm (Height)
  • Flower Color: Apricot, fading to cream
  • Flower Form: Double
  • Fragrance: Strong, fruity
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall
  • Growth Habit: Compact, bushy
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, fertile soil
  • Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9


The David Austin Rose ‘Dame Judi Dench’ is a charming shrub rose celebrated for its apricot-colored blooms that fade to cream as they mature. This cultivar is potted in a 3L container, measuring approximately 20cm in both width and height. It features compact, bushy growth, making it suitable for smaller gardens, containers, or mixed borders.

Key Features:

  • Apricot Blooms: ‘Dame Judi Dench’ produces abundant double blooms in apricot shades, which gradually transition to creamy tones, creating a delightful display throughout the summer and into fall.
  • Fragrance: Enjoy the strong, fruity fragrance that emanates from the blooms, adding to the sensory appeal of your garden.
  • Compact Growth: With a compact and bushy growth habit, this rose is versatile and can be grown in various settings, including containers and garden beds.
  • Hardy: ‘Dame Judi Dench’ is hardy in USDA zones 5-9, tolerating a range of climatic conditions.
  • Aspect and Soil: Plant in a location with full sun to partial shade and well-draining, fertile soil for optimal growth and flowering.

Planting Tips:

  1. Choose a location with adequate sunlight and well-draining soil.
  2. Dig a hole slightly larger than the pot size and gently loosen the roots before planting.
  3. Backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly to settle the roots in place.
  4. Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  5. Water regularly, especially during dry spells, and feed with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season for best results.
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Rose Type

David Austin Roses