English Rose Othello Bare Root Rose


English Rose Othello Bare Root Rose

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Shrub Rose
  • Form: Bare Root
  • Flower Color: Deep crimson, fading to deep purple
  • Fragrance: Highly fragrant, strong scent
  • Bloom Time: Repeat flowering
  • Growth Habit: Vigorous thorny shrub with an upright habit
  • Height: 1.5m
  • Spread: 1m
  • Rose Group: Shrub Rose
  • Date of Introduction: 1986
  • Disease Resistance: Good


The English Rose Othello Bare Root Rose is a captivating shrub rose with large, full cupped blooms in a stunning deep crimson hue that gracefully fades to deep purple. Renowned for its highly fragrant flowers with a strong scent, Othello adds a touch of elegance and sensory delight to your garden. This vigorous, thorny shrub features an upright habit and is best grown in an open position.

Key Features:

  • Flower Color: Large, full cupped blooms in deep crimson, transitioning to deep purple, creating a visually striking display.
  • Fragrance: Highly fragrant flowers with a strong scent contribute to a delightful and aromatic garden atmosphere.
  • Bloom Time: Repeat flowering ensures a prolonged and vibrant bloom period, enhancing the beauty of your garden.
  • Growth Habit: A vigorous, thorny shrub with an upright habit, providing structure and visual interest to your garden.
  • Size: Reaches a height of 1.5m with a spread of 1m, making it suitable for various garden settings.
  • Disease Resistance: Exhibits good resistance to diseases, ensuring a healthy and resilient plant.

Rose Details:

  • Rose Group: Classified as a Shrub Rose, fitting into the category of roses known for their bushy and hardy nature.
  • Date of Introduction: Introduced in 1986, Othello has been a beloved choice for rose enthusiasts for several decades.

Planting Tips:

  1. Soak the bare roots in water for a few hours before planting to ensure proper hydration.
  2. Dig a hole that comfortably accommodates the roots, avoiding bending or crowding.
  3. Plant the rose at the same depth it was growing in the nursery.
  4. Water thoroughly after planting and maintain consistent moisture during the establishment period.

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