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A white sport of "Mary Rose", with an occasional hint of pink. It produces a mass of fragrant, medium-sized, loosely petalled rosettes and continues to bloom at regular intervals throughout the summer. It is a well-formed shrub, with branching, bushy growth and attractive foliage. It owes its name to one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Great Britain. David Austin, 1984.

It is a variety of character very different from the general series of English Roses, being rather nearer to Species Roses than to Old Roses, and more natural and shrubby in its growth. A striking crimson red, the individual flowers can be described as shallow cupped, opening in informal rosettes; the petals reflect quickly as the flowers age. They are held by medium-sized heads; the individual flowers nod prettily on the stem. They have an Old Rose scent with a strong lemon zest character. It forms a strong and rather informal shrub. Named after Canterbury Cathedral.

 

SUMMER SONG ® Austango

Price €16.00

Vibrant flowers of an unusual red-orange color. They open in full cups, medium to large in size, with many inner petals arranged quite informally in a perfect ring of outer petals. They give off a pleasant mixed fragrance with notes of chrysanthemum leaves, ripe bananas and tea. It forms a bushy, upright shrub.

The exceptionally large bright pink flowers are full of petals and deeply cupped. Despite their size, they are never clumsy, as they are well maintained on a well-rounded shrub. The scent of fresh tea, strong and delicious, turns into lemon and eventually takes on accents of blackcurrant. It owes its name to Princess Alexandra, a gardening enthusiast.

 

MOLINEUX ® Ausmol

Price €16.00

Medium sized cubs with a distinct rosette bloom - tinted orange at first, quickly becoming a rich yellow. It has a slightly to medium musky tea rose scent. Growth is compact, regular and erect. Named after the Wolverhampton Wanderers football stadium.

 

Rich orange-red buds open to calyx-shaped flowers filled with freely arranged orange petals. The surrounding outer petals are salmon pink with beautifully contrasting golden yellow undersides. There is a pleasant, warm tea scent, with hints of spiced apple and cloves. It quickly forms a bushy shrub with slightly arching stems and mid-green leaves, which have attractive, slightly bronze tones when young. The name is taken from one of Alfred's poems, Lord Tennyson to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Always one of the first English Roses to begin flowering, its perfectly curled buds open to large, rosette-shaped blooms of brilliant pink. The strong and perfectly balanced scent of Old Rose is often described as the quintessence of Old Rose. It is a vigorous rose; it will form a medium-sized, upright shrub. Named in honor of the famous designer and author of gardens.

 

When young, the outer petals of each flower form a perfect ring around an inner cup, gradually opening to form a perfect medium to large sized rosette. The color is a deep, rich crimson pink, taking on a mauve hue just before the petals fall.

The scent is light to medium fruity. It forms a compact shrub with a nice bushy growth. It bears the name of the very famous ballerina.
 

CLAIRE AUSTIN ® Ausprior

Price €16.00

This vigorous and upright rosebush makes a very good climber, both in terms of its beauty and its performance. It bears pleasing, cup-shaped, pale lemon-colored buds that gradually open into large, creamy-white flowers, the outer petals of which are neatly arranged in concentric circles.

They have a strong scent of myrrh with hints of meadowsweet, vanilla and heliotrope. The growth is strong and particularly healthy, and it is dressed in pretty dull green foliage.
 

Bears very large, globular, light pink flowers, reminiscent of peonies. Despite their size, they are never clumsy and stand upright on the plant. The scent of the Old Rose is particularly strong and rich. It forms a bushy shrub; the flowers, leaves and growth are all proportionate. David Austin, 1986.

BATHSHEBA ® Auschimbley

Price €16.00

Apricot-yellow buds open into multi-petalled, shallow rosettes. They are a beautiful blend of subtle apricot pink and soft yellow, giving the overall impression of an apricot, with creamy outer petals. The myrrh scent is superb, with hints of honey and tea. It forms a short and vigorous climbing plant. The name was inspired by the heroine of Thomas Hardy's film, Far from the Madding Crowd.



An excellent all-rounder with flowers in fragrant rosettes Pretty buds blooming in beautiful cupped rosettes, of a medium pink and very uniform. Their fruity fragrance is light to moderately strong. This rose blooms particularly early in the season, and continues to bloom in waves well into late fall. It is a very healthy and well-balanced shrub, with dark green foliage that makes its flowers stand out perfectly. It is named after the daughter of David Austin Junior, and granddaughter of David Austin Sr.



One of the largest flowering English roses, with rich yellow flowers in the shape of giant cups. They have a strong scent of tea, developing wonderfully combined notes of Sauternes wine and strawberry. It forms a rounded shrub, with ample foliage - the flowers are held in balance on long arching branches.