David Austin Roses

Updated: Oct 31, 2018

David Austin has spent the last sixty years developing his award-winning roses. Combining the delicate charm and wonderful fragrances of the Old Roses with the wider colour range and repeat-flowering nature of modern roses, they are hard to beat for sheer exuberance of flower and scent. As a group they are renowned for their outstanding health, reliability and vigour. Their graceful, shrubby habits make them ideal for mixed borders, planting in large containers or for creating any kind of rose garden. Many varieties can also be trained as climbers or used to create fragrant, floriferous hedges.

Here at Deepdale Garden Centre we are proud to stock a large variety of David Austin Roses:


English Shrub Roses


Benjamin Britten Rose

This rose variety has an unusual colouring and an intensely fruity fragrance.

This variety produces glowing, deep red-pink rosette-shaped blooms. Lovely, intensely fruity fragrance with hints of wine and pear drops. Very healthy with vigorous, bushy growth.

Repeat flowering, highly fragrant and ideal for pots and containers.





Boscobel Rose

Red buds open to beautifully formed, upward-facing, coral-pink rosettes. Numerous small petals, of varying shades, mingle to provide a most pleasing effect. The strong myrrh fragrance has a hawthorn character with delicious hints of elderflower, pear and almond. A vigorous variety; it quickly forms an upright shrub of medium size, with dark green, glossy foliage.


Repeat flowering, exceptional fragrance and good for disease resistance.


Dame Judi Dench Rose

The blooms are a particularly rich shade of apricot-orange, paling prettily towards the edges. Beginning as striking, red-tipped buds they gradually open to reveal large informal rosettes, with ruffled petals. There is a light, but lovely, fresh Tea fragrance. It produces strong, arching stems which, over time, form an attractive mound of blooms.


Light fragrance, ideal for shady areas and repeat flowering.


Darcey Bussel Rose

This rose’s beautiful flowers are produced freely and with excellent continuity. When young, their outer petals form a perfect ring around an inner cup; gradually opening out to form a perfect rosette. The colour is a deep rich crimson that takes on a tinge of mauve just before the petals drop. It has a pleasing, fruity fragrance with hints of green.


Repeat flowering, ideal for pots and containers and hedging.



Wisley 2008 Rose

This is a rose of exceptional delicacy and charm, perhaps more so than any other rose we know. The flowers are shallowly cupped and about 3 inches across; the petals arranged in a most perfect rosette formation – their colour being a very pure soft pink; the outer petals paling a little towards the edge. There is a delightful, fresh, fruity fragrance with hints of raspberries and tea.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering and ideal for poor soil.


Roald Dahl Rose

Soft orange-red buds open to medium-sized, cupped rosettes of perfect apricot colouring. They are produced almost continuously, are extremely robust and have a lovely fruity Tea scent. Very healthy; it matures into an attractive, rounded, bushy shrub with few thorns. Named to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, with the approval of his wife, Liccy Dahl.


Perfect for small spaces, repeat flowering and ideal for pots and containers.


Vanessa Bell Rose

Pink-tinged buds open to medium-sized cups held in large clusters. Pale yellow, paling to white at the edges; each with a rich yellow eye. The fragrance is similar to green Tea with aspects of lemon and honey. It forms a bushy, upright shrub. Named for the artist, designer and founder member of the Bloomsbury Group – sister of the writer, Virginia Woolf.


Good for a mixed border, repeat flowering and ideal for pots and containers.


The Ancient Mariner

An impressive variety, bearing masses of very large. many petalled blooms on a bushy, quite upright shrub. The blooms are a lovely glowing mid pink at the centre, paling towards the edges. Over time, they each reveal a cluster of golden stamens. There is a strong, warm myrrh fragrance.


Repeat flowering, highly fragrant and ideal for pots and containers.




Charlotte Rose

Bears exquisite flowers of a soft yellow colour. These start off beautifully cupped, later opening out to form rosettes. Each bloom is packed with numerous small petals, arranged around a classic button eye. There is a pleasant Tea fragrance. It forms a compact, bushy shrub, with even, upright growth.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering and highly fragrant.



Gentle Hermione Rose

The perfectly formed, shallow cups are pure light pink, paling to soft blush on the outer petals. There is a strong, warm myrrh fragrance. It forms an attractive, quite broad shrub, with slightly arching stems. The leaves are tinged red at first, later turning green. Hermione is the faithful wife of Leontes, the King of Sicila, in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering and exceptional fragrance.


Gertrude Jekyll Rose

Always one of the first English Roses to start flowering, its perfect scrolled buds open to large, rosette-shaped flowers of bright glowing pink. The beautiful, perfectly balanced Old Rose scent is often described as being the quintessential Old Rose fragrance. A vigorous rose; it will form a medium-sized, upright shrub. Named for the famous garden designer and author.


Repeat flowering and exceptional fragrance.



Golden Celebration Rose

One of the largest-flowered English Roses, bearing rich yellow blooms in the form of giant cups. They have a strong Tea fragrance, developing wonderfully combined notes of Sauternes wine and strawberry. It forms a rounded shrub, with ample foliage – the flowers held beautifully poised on long, arching branches.


Repeat flowering, exceptional fragrance and ideal for pots and containers.



Harlow Carr Rose

Bears flowers of the most perfect formation – shallow cups of the purest mid pink. They flower very freely from early summer until well into the autumn and have a strong, pure Old Rose fragrance. It has an excellent bushy habit with upright, vigorous growth. Maturing into an attractively rounded shrub; it flowers almost to the ground.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering and exceptional fragrance.



Lady of Shalott Rose

Rich orange-red buds open to chalice-shaped blooms, filled with loosely arranged, orange petals. The surrounding outer petals are salmon-pink with beautifully contrasting golden-yellow undersides. There is a pleasant, warm Tea fragrance, with hints of spiced apple and cloves. It quickly forms a large, bushy shrub with slightly arching stems and mid-green leaves.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering and ideal for poor soil.


Munstead Wood Rose

Bears very deep, velvety crimson blooms, with lighter coloured outer petals. They are large cups at first, becoming shallowly cupped with time. There is a strong Old Rose fragrance with fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry and damson notes. The bushy, spreading growth forms a broad shrub; the young red-bronze leaves later turn mid-green.


Repeat flowering, exceptional fragrance and ideal for pots and containers.


Olivia Rose Austin Rose

Pretty buds open to beautiful, cupped rosettes of an even, mid pink colouring. They have a light to medium fruity fragrance. It commences flowering exceptionally early in the season and flowers in flushes until well into the autumn. Named after the daughter of David Austin Junior and granddaughter of David Austin Senior.


Exceptionally healthy, repeat flowering and highly fragrant.



Port Sunlight Rose

Medium-sized, flat, quartered rosettes of rich apricot, paling towards the edges. It repeat flowers almost continually until the first frosts. A vigorous, rather upright shrub; the foliage and young stems are a beautiful bronzy-red at first. Named after the model village in the Wirral where there is a beautiful garden of English Roses.


Repeat flowering, highly fragrant and ideal for pots and containers.



Princess Alexandra of Kent Rose

The unusually large, bright pink flowers are full-petalled and deeply cupped. In spite of their size, they are never clumsy, being held nicely poised on a well-rounded shrub. There is a strong and delicious fresh Tea fragrance, which changes to lemon, eventually taking on hints of blackcurrants. Named for Princess Alexandra – a keen gardener.


Repeat flowering, highly fragrant and ideal for pots and containers.


Scepter’d Isle Rose

This pretty rose bears numerous cupped flowers, each with yellow stamens. They are a lovely light pink, becoming paler on the outer petals, and have a powerful myrrh fragrance. It forms an elegant, upright shrub, its blooms held gracefully above the foliage. Very healthy.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering and highly fragrant.




The Alnwick Rose

Pretty, many petalled, cupped blooms of soft pink. There is a rich Old Rose fragrance with raspberry notes. It flowers in flushes from early summer until the first frosts. It forms a nicely rounded, slightly upright, bushy shrub with plentiful, glossy green foliage.

  • Perfect for pots and containers, repeat flowering and highly fragrant.



The Poet’s Wife Rose

Bears rich yellow flowers, which pale over time. Their formation is most pleasing, having a neat outer ring of petals enclosing an informal group of petals within. There is a strong, wonderfully rich fragrance with a hint of lemon. It forms a low, bushy and nicely rounded shrub, with rather shiny foliage.


Repeat flowering, exceptional fragrance and ideal for pots and containers.




Tranquillity Rose

Beautifully rounded flowers, with neatly placed petals making up perfect rosettes. The buds are lightly tinged with yellow but as the flowers open they become pure white. There is a light apple fragrance. A vigorous shrub; its growth is bushy and upright, clothed in light green foliage, curving outwards in a most attractive manner.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering and ideal for poor soil.



English Climbing Roses


Spirit of Freedom Rose

A variety of typical Old Rose beauty, bearing large, very full, deeply cupped flowers of soft glowing pink, gradually turning lilac-pink over time. They are held elegantly poised on the branches with the greyish-green foliage. There is a pleasing fragrance with a hint of myrrh. It will form a large shrub or can be trained as a short climber.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering and highly fragrant.



The Generous Gardener Rose

A rose of delicate charm with beautifully formed flowers, which nod gracefully on the stem. When the petals open they expose numerous stamens, providing an almost water lily-like effect. The flowers are a pale glowing pink, shading to palest pink on the outer petals. There is a strong and delicious fragrance with aspects of Old Rose, musk and myrrh.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering, fragrant and grows up to 15ft.


A Shropshire Lad Rose

Large, perfectly formed, slightly cupped, light peach-pink rosettes, with a lovely fruity Tea fragrance. A vigorous climber with plentiful large, dark green leaves.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering, highly fragrant and grows up to 10ft.





Falstaff Rose

Falstaff’ bears large, shallowly cupped blooms of rich, dark crimson, which eventually turn a wonderful shade of rich purple. They are of exquisite form and quality, packed with numerous petals which interfold at the centre. This helps to create a lovely, glowing effect within an enclosed saucer of outer petals.


Good for all soil types, repeat flowering, perfect for a mixed border and grows up to 6ft.


Constance Spry Rose

The original English Rose. It produces magnificent, deeply cupped, pure mid pink blooms of luminous delicacy. They have a wonderfully strong myrrh fragrance. Although it only flowers once in early summer, it is still a very valuable variety.


Good for attracting bees, ideal for shady areas, perfect for a large arch and grows up to 20ft.




Graham Thomas Rose

An award-winning rose with cupped blooms in an unusually rich shade of yellow. Lovely fresh tea fragrance with hints of violets. Upright, bushy and vigorous growth.


Repeat flowering, highly fragrant, perfect for a doorway and grows up to 12ft.






Mortimer Sackler

A beautiful, rather unusual climber, bearing pretty pointed buds which open to medium-sized, light pink flowers. Produced in large open sprays and held on slender dark stems, they open to expose golden stamens. There is a lovely, medium strength Old Rose fragrance with hints of fruit. It is exceptionally healthy and almost thornless.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering, highly fragrant and grows up to 12ft.


St. Swithun Rose

A tall, vigorous climber bearing very large, saucer-like blooms, each packed with over one hundred frilly petals. They are a pure soft pink, paling to blush towards the edges, and are complemented by plentiful greyish-green foliage. There is a medium-strong myrrh scent. Particularly tough, reliable and healthy.


Good for disease resistance, repeat flowering, highly fragrant and grows up to 10ft.



Tess Of The D’urbervilles Rose

A striking climber bearing large, deeply cupped, bright crimson-red blooms, with a pleasing Old Rose fragrance. It is a relatively compact climber clothed in large, dark green leaves. It is a relatively compact climber clothed in large, dark green leaves.


Good for all soil types, repeat flowering, perfect for full sunlight spots and grows up to 8ft.

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