Rosa ‘Benjamin Britten’ (Ausencart) is an English Shrub Rose that was bred by David Austin and named after Benjamin Britten – an English composer, conductor, and pianist. This rose produces vibrantly coloured blooms, which at times appear a little more red than pink, but for the most part appear as a pretty cherry colour. The blooms form beautifully rounded cups; these flowers stand out across the garden and also look lovely in a vase. Rosa ‘Benjamin Britten’ was first introduced, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show 2001.
This fragrant rose can be used to create a hedge, or planted individually, or as part of a small, intimate group of plants, if you prefer. Rosa ‘Benjamin Britten’ grows to around 1.3m (4.5ft) tall and around 1m (3ft) wide, depending of course on the rose’s growing conditions. Plant in moist but well-drained soil, in a bright, sunny position.