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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”.

 

Charlotte

Double flowers of soft yellow. A nice fragrance. 1m.

Constance Spry

Large pale pink old-fashioned flowers with heavy scent . 2m.

Geoff Hamilton

Double cupped flowers of warm, soft pink which fade at their outer edges to white. Light fragrance. Tall.

Golden Celebration

Large cupped flowers of deep golden yellow. Medium

Grace

Pure apricot flowers on an excellent shrubby plant. Full cupped flowers paling towards outer edges of petals. Scented.

Graham Thomas

Double, yellow flowers of old-fashioned form. Scented and healthy. 2m.

Jubilee Celebration

Large flowers of rich salmon-pink with hint of gold on under-petal. Vigorous and healthy and with a delicious scent.

Pat Austin

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

Shafira Asma

Very fragrant, double rosette form of blush pink fading to almost white on the outer petals. Short upright growth. 1m

Winchester Cathedral

Very fragrant, large double, white, bushy shrub flowers freely through out the summer. 1.2m