We are very honoured to be one of the few small independent garden centres chosen to stock a selection of David Austin Roses for 2021. As you may know from previous years David Austin Roses are one of our favourite brands to have available in store. They are a classic British brand that over the years have become a household name. For nearly 60 years they have been hand-growing British roses on their family farm in Shropshire, each rose is high quality, has beautiful blooms and in most cases an incredible fragrance.
We now have a selection of David Austin Rose varieties available in store.
A very healthy and reliable variety. Its well-shaped Hybrid Tea flowers are light pink, tinted with coral-pink, and have a lovely strong, sweet fragrance. The growth is strong, stiff and bushy with plentiful dark green foliage. Can grow up to 15ft in height so this variety is perfect for a large wall, the front of a house or to grow around a door.
• Good for sunny or partially shady areas. This variety has a strong and sweet fragrance.
ENGLISH CLIMBING ROSES
James Galway Rose
With its vigorous, upright growth it makes a wonderful climber in a short time. The strikingly beautiful flowers are mid pink at the centre, gradually becoming lighter towards the edges. The numerous, neatly placed petals in each bloom create a slightly domed shape. Named after the Irish flautist.
- David Austin, 2000
• Good for sunny or partially shady areas. Grows up to 12ft tall with a light-medium Old Rose fragrance.
ENGLISH ROSES - NEW
NEW Silas Marner Rose
An unfussy rose of soft mid pink, the petals are pale on the reverse and fade at the edges creating a gentle quality. Held on red stems, the medium-sized cupped blooms have relaxed, almost ruffled petals which are set around an attractive button eye. There is a medium-strong Old Rose fragrance with accents of fruity lemon, green banana and apricot.
• Great for a mixed or rose border. Likes full or partial sunlight. Great for cutting!
ENGLISH SHRUB ROSES
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.
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.
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.
James L Austin Rose
Bears large, many petalled, deep pink rosettes, each with a button eye. There is a light-medium strength fruity fragrance. It forms a neat and tidy shrub with a bushy, upright habit. Named for the son of David Austin Senior and brother of David Austin Junior.
• Good for repeat flowering with a light-medium fruity fragrance. Perfect for pots, containers and borders. Likes full sunlight and all soil types.
Lichfield Angel Rose
Pale peachy pink buds gradually open to form neatly cupped, cream rosettes. Each bloom has a perfect ring of waxy petals enclosing numerous smaller petals. Eventually the petals turn back to form a large, domed flower. It forms a vigorous, rounded, almost thornless shrub, its blooms nodding attractively on the branch. Named after an 8th century limestone sculptured panel, discovered in Lichfield Cathedral.
• Good for pots, containers and borders. Likes full sunlight has very few thorns.
Queen of Sweden Rose
Exquisite little buds open to half-enclosed cups, eventually becoming wide, shallow, upward-facing cups of pleasing formality. The colour begins as soft-apricot pink, gradually changing to pure soft pink over time. There is a lovely myrrh fragrance. It forms a bushy, yet upright shrub.
• Perfect for rose hedges and mixed borders. Great for sunny or partially shady spots. Medium Myrrh fragrance.
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 Mill on the Floss Rose
Bears large clusters of neat, deeply cupped blooms, each with a small boss of stamens. Initially mid pink, verging on lilac-pink, they pale as they open, the individual petals beautifully defined by their carmine edges. Held above the foliage, they nod gracefully on gently arching growth, and have a sweet fruity fragrance. A healthy variety; it makes a bushy shrub, clothed in glossy foliage. Named after the novel by George Eliot.
• Good for shady areas and pots, containers and borders. Medium-strong fruity fragrance.
Thomas À Becket Rose
A striking crimson-red; the individual flowers can best be described as shallowly cupped, opening as informal rosettes; the petals quickly reflexing as the flowers age. They are held in medium-sized heads; the individual blooms nodding attractively on the stem. They have an Old Rose fragrance with a strong lemon zest character. It forms a strong, rather informal shrub. Named for Canterbury Cathedral.
- David Austin, 2013
• Good for sunny or partially shady areas and pots, containers and borders.
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. Growth is bushy and upright, clothed in light green foliage, curving outwards in a most attractive manner. With its pure white flowers, this rose lives up to its name. - David Austin 2012
• Good for sunny areas and pots, containers and borders. Light fruity fragrance.