A new rose in the old tradition. David
Austin's English Roses originated from crosses made between Old Roses, Modern Hybrid Teas
and Floribundas. The result is an exquisite rose that combines the old world charm
with the wide range of colors and profuse flowering of today's modern roses. The
unique aspects of David Austin's English Rose are capturing the hearts of perennial
gardeners as these fine plants are quiet at home in the perennial garden.
As stated above, the flower of the English Rose is very much like that of an Old Rose.
The flower when it is fully open resembles a Peony.
English Roses have natural, shrub-like growth which makes them ideal for the perennial
border. Most plants form shrubs of four to five feet but some varieties are much
shorter and can be planted in the front of the border. Read the growth habit of each
variety before making your decision on where to plant.
English Roses are quickly becoming the perennial gardeners choice for roses in the garden
based on the evidence that they have excellent health and do not demand as much attention
from the gardener.
The English Rose is far superior to the Modern Roses when it comes to fragrance.
Scents are strong and very noticeable. Depending upon the variety, fragrances are
often described as musky, fruity, --- we call it heavenly !
English Roses in the Perennial Border
Despite the fact that English Roses are classified as a "shrub" they
look great mixed in with perennials. In fact this is how most gardeners grow them.
A big bonus is that these roses are often in color when other plants are fading
from summers heat and will continue to bloom right up until the first killing frost.
>> All of our David Austin English Roses are shipped as
Grade #1 Bareroot plants.