David Austin Rose Susan Williams Ellis


David Austin Rose ‘Susan Williams Ellis’

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Shrub Rose
  • Cultivar: ‘Susan Williams Ellis’
  • Container Size: 3L
  • Height: 20cm (from soil level to the top of the plant)
  • Established Height: Approximately 1.2m
  • Flower Color: Soft apricot-pink
  • Flower Form: Fully double
  • Fragrance: Strong, fruity fragrance with hints of lemon and raspberry
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall
  • Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, fertile soil
  • Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9


The David Austin Rose ‘Susan Williams Ellis’ is a delightful shrub rose renowned for its charming soft apricot-pink blooms and strong, fruity fragrance with hints of lemon and raspberry. This cultivar is available in a 3L container, with a height of approximately 20cm from soil level to the top of the plant and an established height of around 1.2m. With its upright, bushy growth habit, ‘Susan Williams Ellis’ adds elegance and fragrance to any garden setting.

Key Features:

  • Soft Apricot-Pink Blooms: ‘Susan Williams Ellis’ produces beautiful, fully double blooms in a delicate shade of soft apricot-pink. The graceful flowers exude a sense of warmth and romance, enhancing the beauty of the garden.
  • Fragrance: The flowers emit a strong, fruity fragrance with delightful hints of lemon and raspberry, creating a delightful sensory experience in the garden. ‘Susan Williams Ellis’ is cherished for its exceptional fragrance, which adds to the overall charm of the landscape.
  • Upright Growth Habit: With its upright and bushy growth habit, ‘Susan Williams Ellis’ makes an excellent focal point in borders or can be planted as a standalone specimen. It also thrives in containers, bringing beauty and fragrance to patios and balconies.
  • Hardy and Easy to Grow: ‘Susan Williams Ellis’ is hardy in USDA zones 5-9 and is relatively low-maintenance. It prefers well-draining, fertile soil and thrives in full sun to partial shade.

Planting Tips:

  1. Choose a sunny to partially shaded location with well-draining soil.
  2. Dig a hole slightly larger than the pot size and loosen the soil at the bottom.
  3. Carefully remove the plant from its container and gently tease out the roots.
  4. Place the plant in the center of the hole and backfill with soil, firming it gently around the roots.
  5. Water thoroughly after planting and maintain consistent moisture during the growing season.
  6. Mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
  7. Prune lightly in late winter or early spring to maintain shape and encourage new growth.
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Rose Type

David Austin Roses