David Austin roses, created in 1970,are the creation of a man who started his own nursery, in order to introduce his new Austin rose breed of English roses.
Austin roses have the look of old garden roses, with the recurrent blooming ability, vigorous growth,disease resistance, and wonderful color selection of modern roses. These garden roses combine the best features of both types.
These English roses exhibit a shrubby growth habit with dense foliage and fragrant blooms, very similar to the beloved Old Garden Roses.
Austin is very committed to producing these roses, and continues his work today.
They are grown, and planted in rose gardens world wide.
If you've always dreamed of having a romantic English rose garden, these magnificent, David Austin roses, will give you the garden of your dreams.
They are available in a large range of colors, sizes, and fragrances, thus making them adaptable to most landscape situations.
I must confess, that David Austin himself, is partly responsible for MY beautiful rose garden! I had many gardens, and although I LOVED roses, I had only a handful of rose plants.
I thought (like many of you) that roses were to fussy and to difficult to grow. Then, I came across a catalog (Heirloom Roses)
with so... many pictures of breathtaking old garden roses (lots of Austin David roses )I spent the day looking at that catalog!
My mind was made up. I would have a rose garden!
Watch the video below for a tour of David Austin Roses in his own beautiful gardens!
Wonderfully fragrant, fully double old-rose blooms.
Beautiful, rich crimson red color, on an outstanding bushy plant growing 4 ft. high and wide.
These roses Austin, are very disease resistant.
Such a pretty rosebush!
considered by some to be the best red English rose. more about L.D. Braithwaite.....
These pure white, fully cupped, Austin roses have many petaled blooms of old rose character.
If you like fragrant roses;
You'll get a strong myrrh fragrance on a profuse blooming compact bush.
It grows 4ft. high and wide
Disease resistant, and compact. This rose is great for a smaller garden.
Hardy zones 5-10
Rich crimson color shows hints of mauve, as the blooms age.
The flowers grow upright, and in clusters. As pretty as they are, the do Not make great cut flowers, as they do not hold up well once cut.
It is a bushy, and compact grower, that is great for the front of your rose bed, or in a mixed planting of flowers.
It is hardy zones 5-9
This rose bush, bears flushes of double, clear yellow, fragrant blooms throughout the season on 4ft (taller in mild climates) shrubs.
What a fantastic color on this rose! If you are looking for a yellow rose for your garden, take a look at this one.
They make a superb climbing Rose. From British rosarian David Austin, the English Roses combine the flower forms and fragrance of old Roses with the repeat-blooming character of modern Roses.
They are excellent cut flowers.
One of the most outstanding of the David Austin Roses. Wonderful, pink, old-style blooms are a lovely shade.
Bush is strong growing, upright, and very well branched.
Fruity, myrrh fragrance.
A bushy plant that grows well. zones 5-10
Should be in every garden of those who like English roses! One of my favorites, she happily grows in my garden.
Many petaled, golden yellow blooms that open wide to show the deep colored center. Peach/apricot colors blend to make a very pretty rose.
one of the more compact of the David Austin Roses, growing 4ft x 3 ft wide.
This bushy plant is very useful for smaller gardens.
hardy zones 5-10
This is one of the first, and more popular of the English roses.
Flowers are fully double blooms of rich, bright pink, that pale to a lighter shade of pink on the edges.
A very vigorous rose, growing 6- tall x 4ft. wide.
Very disease resistant
A strong, old rose perfume fragrance
hardy zones 5-10
One of the most admired of all English Roses.
This robust English shrub rose, bears sumptuous cup-shaped blossoms of peachy apricot with hints of yellow and pink.
It is prized for its bold, fruity fragrance and quick repeat of blooms. Abraham Darby rose, is an outstanding performer either as a freestanding bush or a small climber.
Hardy zones 5-10
(This is another one that grows well for me in my zone 5 garden.)
This English rose is a medium, upright, bushy plant
It grows 3-4 ft.
The foliage is medium, dark green, semi-glossy, with many prickles
The sweet colored blooms are pale pink fading to pinkish white, and have a loose, rosette form.
The fragrance is intense!
Simply beautiful color on this
Thorny, upright, 3-4'tall, 2-3'wide rose bush.
The blooms have a strong myrrh fragrance.
As you can see from this picture,it produces armloads of blooms!
It is one of the most disease resistant of the Austin roses
Dark red, crimson blooms that age to dark purple.
A vigorous, upright, bushy plant that grows to 3ft.
Medium, dark green, semi glossy foliage with some prickles.
Extra- hardy was named after the dark Lady of Shakespeare's sonnets.
The slightly arching bush grows 3-4 feet.
The very prolific white flowers have a strong fragrance. (especially in warmer climates)
These are so pretty when viewed in a night garden!
Notice the lovely boxwood edging.
hardy zones 5-9
Crocus Rose A creamy apricot colored Shrub rose that is very vigorous, and quite beautiful!Learn more about it here.....
Charlotte A soft yellow that is one of the most beautiful of all the yellow English roses. It is also one of the hardiest.learn more about it .....
Learn more about Constance Spry....One of the most loved of all the David Austin Roses. This climber grows to 12 feet. The lovely pink, double blooms are very large.
Once flowering. Hardy zones 6-9
Double Rosette blooms are deep crimson, aging to rich royal purple. Grows 4-5 feet. Continuous bloomer. Heady, old rose fragrance. Hardy zone 5-10
Lady Emma Hamiliton
David Austin himself describes this English Musk Rose as a departure from his usual palette of pastel colors. Dark buds open to graceful tangerine-shaded blooms with a lighter reverse. Their strong fruity scent won top honors at fragrance trials in France. The foliage of Lady Emma Hamilton is impressive even out of flower, emerging a bronzy green and then turning dark green. Plants are bushy and upright, of medium height. Zones 5-9
The medium-sized, double, pure rose-pink blossoms of Strawberry Hill have a fine myrrh fragrance, with hints of lemon, that won it the 2007 Prix d'Honneur for fragrance. Tall, gently arching branches make this David Austin shrub Rose a perfect choice for back-of-the-border locations.
Grace These are very beautiful apricot colored roses that are favorites with florists!
Lady of Shalott
Rich orange-red blooms are chalice shaped, and filled with loosely arranged petals. A salmon pink upper side has a golden reverse. Bushy shrub with arching stems.
Warm tea scent of spiced apple and clove. A very reliable rose! Read more about Lady of Shalott...
The Wedgwood Rose
Soft rose pink full of old rose charm! Vigorous growth on this bush, is best as a climber (10'), or 5x5' shrub rose. Delicate clove scent.
These are wonderful books, loaded with information on these beautiful roses! Great reference guide, filled with pictures.
English roses are very much like that of the Old Garden roses. The flowers can be cup-shaped, or rosette shaped, often with numerous small petals. Some roses have petals that turn downward, and are more of a domed flower. You will find endless variations of these shapes.
David Austin roses are used in mixed borders, for rose borders, rose beds, as climbers, tree roses, for cut flowers, planted in urns and planters, and as hedging.
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