L D Braithwaite rose, are English roses, that display fully double blooms that are a rich crimson red color. These David Austin roses, make for an outstanding rose bush in the garden. Because of their spectacular color, they really stand out, even when viewed from across the garden.
The color of the L.D. Braitwaite rose is the brightest crimson of all the David Austin roses.
The blooms are large (4"across), and are slightly cupped. As they open, they form the most beautiful, wide rosettes. And what a remarkable, unforgettable color! The deepest color is obtained in cooler weather.
Type English Rose (Old Rose Hybrid)
Hybridizer David Austin 1988 (Britain)
Growth Habits A shrub rose bush that can grow 4’ tall, and 4 ‘wide.
Blooms Rich Crimson red colored blooms, are fully double, and slightly cupped, with around 80 petals Flowers are 4’ across
Foliage small, deep green foliage, disease resistant
Fragrance Begins with light scent, develops to a Tea fragranceHardy zone
Flowers may be single, or come in clusters of up to 5 per cluster. Flushes of flowers appear almost continuously. As you can see from the picture above, this rose is not shy about producing lots of blooms! Picking blooms can be a bit difficult, because this rose has very prickly stems.
In warmer climates, the lovely English, L.d. Braithwaite rose grows much taller, and more vigorously. It can easily grow over 5” tall and wide.
Blooming continues freely all season, with remarkable continuality.
It has both winter hardiness, and also a good ability to produce flowers in hot climates.
As the flowers age the light scent turns into a charming fragrance reminiscent of Old Rose scent.
This rose is related to another great English rose “Mary Rose”, and has a lot of the same great qualities.
This English rose from David Austin, was named after David’s father-in-law. Leonard Dudley Braithwaite
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