David Austin Roses
David Austin roses have reignited a fierce passion for roses world-wide and introduced a whole new generation of gardeners to this most beautiful of blooms. Born in 1926, on a farm in the English Midlands where he still resides, David started his breeding programme with the objective of combining “the best of the old with the best of the new”. His first releases were crosses between Gallicas and Floribundas producing “Constance Spry” in 1961 and “Chianti” in 1967. Two lovely roses but only once flowering, the main aim was to produce reliable “repeaters”. This was achieved in 1969 with the release of The Canterbury Tales series. Around about the 1980’s David Austin started to use the brand “English Roses” but such is our association with the man and his roses that these wonderful roses are simply and affectionately called “David Austin’s” or just plain “Austin’s”.
Double flowers of soft yellow. A nice fragrance. 1m.
Large pale pink old-fashioned flowers with heavy scent . 2m.
Double cupped flowers of warm, soft pink which fade at their outer edges to white. Light fragrance. Tall.
Large cupped flowers of deep golden yellow. Medium
Pure apricot flowers on an excellent shrubby plant. Full cupped flowers paling towards outer edges of petals. Scented.
Double, yellow flowers of old-fashioned form. Scented and healthy. 2m.
Large flowers of rich salmon-pink with hint of gold on under-petal. Vigorous and healthy and with a delicious scent.
Very fragrant, large deeply cupped, bright copper on the inside of the petals, with pale copper yellow on the outersides, good strong growth. 1.2m
Princess Alexandra of Kent
Very fragrant, double large flowers of warm glowing pink to soft pink of the outer petals. A very healthy well rounded shrub. 1.2m
Very fragrant, double rosette form of blush pink fading to almost white on the outer petals. Short upright growth. 1m
Very fragrant, large double, white, bushy shrub flowers freely through out the summer. 1.2m