Edith's Darling™ Rose

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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!

Planting and Application:

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!

  • Antique Gold Apricot Coloration Blooms
  • Fruity Scented Cupped Ruffled Blooms
  • Abundant & Densely Packed Petals
  • Shrub Rose With Even Growth
  • Pollinators & Romantic Cut Flower Bouquets
  • Low Property Definition, Containers, Borders & Landscape Hedges

#ProPlantTips for Care:

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.

Read all you need about Rose pruning Here, and about winterizing your Roses Here, and un-wintering Roses in Spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Provide Moderate Regular Moisture & Mulch
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Great Disease Resistant Modern Rose

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! But only if you order it today from NatureHills.com before she sells out!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Rose Trees need a protected location and prefer full sun and favor the drying power of the morning sun and flower best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Choose a location in good, enriched soil that drains well and has good air circulation.

What Is The Best Month to Plant Roses?

You can plant Roses any time if you are able to provide enough consistent moisture and attention. While there is not a specific month that is best, generally because it changes with temperatures, climate and growing zone. However, the easiest times of the year to get Rose bushes established in your landscape are in spring after the last frost date, and in fall about 4-6 weeks before the first frost.

Do Roses Come Back Every Year?

Rose bushes are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.

How Do I Find Rose Bushes & Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely Tree-form varieties!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Roses for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Edith's Darling™ Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa 'WEKaltjuchi'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Golden Apricot
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes