Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’ or ‘Ausrelate’

Rosa Lichfield Angel - Ausrelate

Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’: A Fragrant and Beautiful English Rose

Background and Description: Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’ or Rosa ‘Ausrelate’ is a member of the Rosaceae family and is known as an old-fashioned rose. It is a David Austin English Rose, combining the beauty and fragrance of traditional English roses with the repeat flowering characteristic of modern roses.

Characteristics and Origin: Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel is a bushy shrub rose that grows to about 1.2m or 4ft. It has thorny stems like most roses and features highly fragrant flowers. It is named after an 8th-century panel from Litchfield Cathedral.

Flowers and Blooming Season: The flowers of Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’ are creamy-white, apricot in color, and have almost a hundred petals. The color lightens slightly as the rose opens up. This variety blooms repeatedly through summer and autumn, providing a continuous display of its charming flowers. It is also an excellent choice for cut flower arrangements.

Cultivation of Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’:

Planting: Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’ should be planted in the spring or fall. Choose a location that receives full sun for at least 6 hours per day. The soil should be rich, well-drained, and slightly acidic. Amend the soil with compost or manure before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the root ball of the rose. Place the rose in the hole and backfill it with soil. Water the rose thoroughly.

Watering: Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’ needs to be watered regularly, especially during the first growing season. Once the rose is established, it will only need to be watered during dry periods. Water the rose deeply so that the water reaches the roots. Avoid watering the leaves, as this can encourage fungal diseases.

Fertilization: Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’ should be fertilized once a month during the growing season. Use a rose-specific fertilizer that is high in nitrogen. Apply the fertilizer according to the directions on the label.

Deadheading: Deadheading is the process of removing spent flowers. This will encourage the rose to produce more blooms. To deadhead, simply pinch off the spent flower with your fingers.

Pruning: Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’ should be pruned in late winter or early spring. Remove any dead, diseased, or crossing branches. You can also shorten the remaining branches by one-third. Pruning will help to keep the rose healthy and encourage new growth.

Pests and diseases: Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’ is susceptible to a few pests and diseases, including aphids, spider mites, powdery mildew, and black spot. To prevent pests and diseases, spray the rose with a water-soluble insecticidal soap or neem oil every 10-14 days during the growing season. If you see any signs of pests or diseases, treat them immediately.


Mulching around the rose will help to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Apply a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch around the base of the rose.

Frost protection: Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’ is hardy in USDA zones 5-9. If you live in a colder climate, you may need to protect the rose from frost during the winter months. Cover the rose with a burlap sack or other protective material.

Rosa Lichfield Angel - Ausrelate
Rosa ‘Lichfield Angel’ or Rosa ‘Ausrelate’

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