St. Ethelburga Rose Bushes

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Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Pink (Light)
Type Pot Grown, Shrub Rose
Ornamental Fragrant, Repeat Flowering
Flowering Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Rosa St. Ethelburga

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St. Ethelburga - Shrub needs...
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  • Compost, Rocket Gro Soil Improver

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  • Uncle Tom’s Rose Tonic

    Rose Tonic, Uncle Tom’s

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St. Ethelburga Rose Shrub Rose. 4 Litre Pots.

A darling pink shrub rose with cream outer petals and a strong scent. The cupped, double flowers are very full and repeat all through June to November. Mid-green, semi-glossy foliage. Bushy to around 120cm x 90cm.

Browse our other shrub roses, or all our rose varieties.


  • Type: Shrub
  • Colour: Light pink
  • Flower shape: Double, full, cupped
  • Scent: Strong
  • Bushy to 120cm x 90cm
  • Repeats in flushes June-November
  • Disease resistance: Good

Growing St. Ethelburga Roses

Good, well drained soil in a sheltered, sunny spot is ideal, but it will tolerate some shade well.

In Your Garden Design

A lovely old-fashioned, deliciously scented pink rose that would look good planted en masse in a border or offset by Ivor’s cerise rose. It is wonderfully in pots or it can also be used to make a compact hedge.

Did You Know?

Bred by Amanda Beales (1967-2013) in 2003. The Worshipful Company of Gardeners requested a rose named for the church of St Ethelburga-the-Virgin in Bishopsgate, which was damaged by an IRA bomb in 1993.

Saint Ethelburga of Barking, Æthelburh in Old English, was a remarkable 7th-century woman who, following in her supportive brother's footsteps (St Earconwald, Bishop of London), became a founding abbess over the nuns of the Barking monastery in London, where "she showed herself in all respects worthy of her brother the bishop, by her own holy life and by her regular and pious care of those under her rule, as was also manifested by heavenly miracles." She died in either 675 or 688, and her feast day is the 11th of October.

She did live at around the same time as another St. Ethelburga, a Kentish princess from Lyming when she married King Edwin of Northumbria, and he was not yet a Christian at the time of the marriage. There is a possibility that St. Ethelburga of Barking received Edwin's romantic attention before that marriage, and as a statement of her faith, refused his hand and became a nun. However, that is the sort of sly embellishment that, while plausible at first glance given that everyone lived reasonably close to each other in South East England during the same century, is improbable given that St. Ethelburga of Barking was most likely much too young to have been getting married when dashing prince Edwin was on the market, and may not even have been born in time at all!

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Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
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