Rose 'Olivia Austin'
A stunning, long-flowering rose named for David Austin’s granddaughter, Olivia Rose. David Austin describes it as “a rather special rose; in fact, it is possibly the best rose that we have introduced to date”. The pink cup-shaped flowers are produced early in the season and continue long into autumn. Tolerant of heat, disease-resistant and performs well in poor soils. In 2020, it was awarded ‘Australia’s rose of the year’ at the National Rose Trials. DAVID AUSTIN, 2014.
Plant in an open, sunny position (at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight each day), in free-draining, neutral soil that is rich in organic matter. Water deeply to encourage strong roots when establishing and provide supplementary watering during dry periods. Roses are heavy feeders and will benefit from organic fertiliser, twice-yearly in heavy soils (spring and late summer) or four times in sandy soil. Deadhead regularly for repeat flowering. Prune in late winter by a third for size and shape, creating an open vase form and removing any diseased or damaged wood.