Edith’s Darling Rose (Rosa ‘WEKaltjuchi’)
Edith's Darling Rose
This retro beauty offers all the joy and delight one could want in a Rose. The Edith’s Darling™ Rose (Rosa ‘WEKaltjuchi’) is a medium-sized Rose bush inspired by the hit series Downton Abbey character, Lady Edith. Moreover, it embodies the devotion and affection Lady Edith maintains for her beloved daughter Marigold. These ruffled and cupped Rose blooms have a fresh, fruity scent!
Its antique golden apricot coloration also adds to its romantic and whimsical appeal! And its petals fade from a deep apricot at the center to a muted yellow on its margins. While this Rose is a perfect example of the Downton Abbey Rose varieties, you don’t have to binge the series to appreciate the classic elegance and grace of Edith’s Darling™ Rose. With a whopping 60 petals that radiate out from its center, reaching a mere 2 to 3 inches, this Rose is a true star. Your local honeybees and butterflies will seem to agree as they flock to gather nectar among the gilded petals!
The Edith’s Darling™ Rose won’t outgrow its space. It has a low growth habit and fills out well, giving it a healthy and full appearance. Remaining a 3-foot tall and wide Shrub Rose at maturity with little effort from yourself, this is an easy-care flowering ornamental with loads of appeal all growing season! Hardy throughout a wide range of USDA growing zones from 5 through hot and steamy zone 10, there is little that fazes this plant!
Edith’s Darling™ is a dignified Rose that adds demure and stately charm with various garden applications. It makes a spectacular container plant and because of its low stature, she’s also an ideal candidate for around your mailbox post. It also makes a great garden bed accent, middle border, or part of your cut flower collection.
Add elegance and unexpected color to your foundation plantings, or dress up the stairs leading to your front entry with these glowing golden-apricot blossoms! In side gardens, border gardens for cut flowers, and backyard seating areas in the sun, you’ll gain easy-breezy décor and vibrant color – no matter if you are planting in the ground or in a container! Make any garden a cut flower garden with one of these romantic shrub Roses!
You can easily keep these reliable Roses in containers, as well. Try a matched pair flanking either side of your front door or a series of them along your patio or terrace. Even renters can grow plenty of these exquisite blooms. Simply keep them in containers on your porch or balcony!
Add Edith’s Darling™ Rose as a focal point in a destination spot in your yard. Whether it’s an outdoor Yoga studio or Meditation Garden for soothing, wondrous color and calming vibes!
Add a memorial statue to commemorate the passing of a loved one. Edith’s Darling™ Rose makes a wonderful dedication plant to celebrate their life. Buy one or two as a welcome Housewarming present or anniversary gift! This Rose appeals to many tastes, and is elegant and refined without fuss or muss!
This antique-looing Shrub is a decidedly modern Rose with great genetics and disease resistance! She is worth the best possible care and growing conditions, after all! Plant Roses in full sun, with at least six hours of sunlight a day and good air circulation is important. The morning sun is best if you have it! Ensure the soil is enriched and well-drained to enjoy the best performance. Raise the planting bed, if needed to improve the drainage. Use mulch to help keep the roots moist, and avoid splashing water onto the foliage.
Water new plants well, and add a layer of mulch to cover the root system. Please pull it back away from touching the stems. Keep the ground near your Roses hydrated on a regular schedule. Use a soaker hose when possible to avoid splashing the foliage. They also appreciate a schedule of Rose fertilizer, following the instructions on the label. Roses are heavy feeders, with their big, lavish blooms!
Prune Edith’s Darling™ Roses in early spring, removing any broken branches. Trim it down by shortening up the canes to 6-8″, cutting at a 45-degree angle just above a nice, fat bud. You can also thin out several of the thickest canes down to ground level. This will leave younger, thinner canes to flourish and produce showy, high-centered blooms for you.
Clean, compact, fragrant and classically elegant, the Edith’s Darling™ Rose bush will be your new favorite Rose garden addition! For the cost of a bouquet from a florist, you or someone special can enjoy these scented romantic blossoms for years to come!
|Common name||Edith's Darling Rose|
|Botanical name||Rosa 'WEKaltjuchi'|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|
|Flower color||Golden Apricot|