Updated: Jan 26, 2022
This post is brought to you by Sumera Suleman, our rose friend over at our Growing Roses in Houston Texas Facebook group. Mundstead Wood is a popular, fragrant, and beautiful deep red rose by David Austin roses. Many people are wondering how this DA beauty performs in our Houston area. Let's find out from Sumera's experience in the past 4 years with Mundstead Wood in her garden.
How long have you had this rose?
Ownroot or grafted?
What part of Houston?
How do you grow this rose? Pot or ground? If in a pot, what's its width/depth?
In the ground
How much sun does it normally get on average? Morning sun? Afternoon sun? All day?
If insecticide and fungicide are being used, what brands and how often do you apply?
My garden has been no spray all last year. I only used Bonide horticultural dormant oil once in January.
How is its disease and pest resistance?
Disease resistance has improved immensely as it has aged. After year 2, I did not battle black spot. Thrips do not cause this rose any issues. The only problem I have seen is spider mites, but no rose is resistant to that.
How long do flowers last? How's fragrance? Low or crazy amount of thorns?
Flowers last 4-5 days on the plant in cooler weather, and about 3-4 days inside a vase. The flowers can drop sooner during the heat of the summer.
The thorns are excessive on newer plants. And since the plant grows wide, those thorns can be pesky. But as the plant ages, the thicker canes have grown higher off the ground with blooms on long stems. Those long stems do not have crazy thorns.
The fragrance is one of the best old rose scent.
Does it bloom frequently in our summer months? Any other observation you want to include for this rose?
Yes, it blooms consistently through the summer. I have noticed that if it receives ample water, it can repeat very frequently.
What is its current size?
4ft tall and 4 1/2 feet wide (trimming after each flush to keep it at this size)
If you're interested in a red climber, check out Florentina climbing rose shared by our rose friend as well.
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