Roses

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Rosa ‘A Shropshire Lad’ (Ausled) is an English Leander Hybrid Climbing Rose.  This is one of the many beautiful English Roses, which was bred by David Austin, at David Austin Roses.  Rosa ‘A Shropshire Lad’ was introduced by David Austin Roses, in 1996, at the…

Rosa ‘Aloha’ is a climbing rose that was bred by Gene Boerner.  ‘Aloha’ was first introduced in 1949.  This is a floriferous, repeat flowering rose.  Plants produce large, strawberry-salmon pink coloured, double blooms in the early summer, with repeat flowerings delivered in regular bursts, until…

Rosa ‘Ballerina’ was introduced back in 1937.  This rose is still popular today, as it produces such an extravagant display of rather charming flowers.  ‘Ballerina’ is a repeat flowering rose; the first blooms open in late spring, the plant continues blooming in cycles, until autumn…

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…

Rosa ‘Blue Diamond’ (Athysumo) is a Hybrid Tea Rose that was first introduced in 2018.  This is a modern, repeat flowering rose, that produces flowers with swirling petals, in an unusual lilac-grey colouring. ‘Blue Diamond’ roses grow to around 1m (3ft) tall, depending of course,…

Rosa Bonica = ‘Meidomonac’ (GC) is a small shrub rose, which was introduced by Meiland in 1982.  ‘Bonica’ is a tough, hardy, robust, naturally healthy, and disease resistant rose, which grows to around 120cm (4ft) tall and around the same wide. ‘Bonica’ produces sprays of…

Rosa ‘Champagne Moment’ = ‘Korvanaber’ (PBR) is an award winning rose that was bred by the renowned german rose breeders, Kordes.  In 2006, Rosa ‘Champagne Moment’ won the coveted title of the winner of the Rose of the Year Competition!  This floribunda rose produces clusters…

Rosa ‘Charles Darwin’ (Auspeet) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin and introduced in 2003, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.  This rose produces flowers that are borne from golden coloured flower buds, which open as large, bowl shaped…

Rosa ‘Claire Austin’ (Ausprior) is an English Climbing Rose that was bred by David Austin.  This rose produces cream coloured buds that open as beautiful, ivory white coloured, bowl shaped, scented flowers; they really are gorgeous!  David Austin Roses introduced Rosa ‘Claire Austin’ for the…

Rosa ‘Desdemona’ (Auskindling) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin and first introduced to the public at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015.  This rose produces the most beautiful, delicate ivory coloured flowers, which look as if they have been gently…

This rose was bred by David Austin Roses, and named for the The Brontë Society in remembrance of the bicentenary of the birth of the author Emily Brontë.  Emily Brontë is the sister of fellow novelists, Charlotte and Anne, who also stem from this renowned…

Rosa ‘Eustacia Vye’ (Ausegdon) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin, and introduced in 2019, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.  This fragrant rose produces apricot pink coloured flowers, that pale in colour and take on a lilac hue,…

Rosa ‘Gabriel Oak’ (Auscrowd) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin Roses, and introduced for the first time, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. David Austin Roses named this handsome rose after Gabriel Oak, the much loved character, from Thomas…

Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ (Ausbord) is a very popular rose and deservedly so.  I am more than a little in love with this delightful rose and its beautiful perfume!   Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin and introduced at…

Rosa ‘Harlow Carr’ (Aushouse) is an English Shrub Rose that was bred by David Austin and introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, back in 2004.  This rose was named after the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden in Yorkshire.  It was one of four rose cultivars…

Rosa ‘I am Macmillan’ (Harteller) is a Modern Floribunda Rose that was bred by Harkness Roses and introduced at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015.  This rose produces vivid, glowing orange-salmon-pink coloured, double blooms, which really stand out across the garden.  You cannot…

Rosa ‘James Galway’ (Auscrystal) is an English climbing rose that was bred by David Austin and introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2000.  This rose was named after Sir James Galway, the celebrated Irish flautist. I find that Rosa ‘James Galway’ plants produce large,…

Rosa ‘Jude the Obscure’ (Ausjo) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin, and introduced  in 1995, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.  This rose produces large, apricot-yellow coloured flowers, which pale in colour as the blooms age, when the…

Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ is a shrub rose, an English Musk Hybrid, one of the English Roses, which was bred by David Austin Roses.  This rose was introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2005. I love beautifully fragrant plants, I’ve been growing this rose…

Rosa ‘Lady of Shallot’ (Ausnyson) is an English Shrub Rose that was bred by David Austin and introduced in 2009, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  This rose produces warm orange coloured, double blooms that almost seem to glow in the sunlight.  The ‘Lady of…

Rosa ‘Lovestruck’ was bred by Colin Dickson of Dickson Roses.  Rosa ‘Lovestruck’ is a floribunda rose, with a healthy vigour and demeanour, which produces vibrantly bright, crimson flowers from the end of May, until the frosts arrive in autumn or early winter. Rosa ‘Lovestruck’ was…

Rosa ‘Lyda Rose’ is a Modern Shrub Rose that was bred by Kleine Lettunich, in the USA; it was first introduced in 1994.  This rose produces very pretty, open centred, single flowers, with accessible pollen and nectar for bees, hoverflies, and other insects.  The blooms…

Rosa ‘Mary Rose’ (Ausmary) is an English Shrub Rose that was bred by David Austin and first introduced back in 1983, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. This is a very pretty rose.  Plants produce pinky red coloured buds, which open up to…

Rosa ‘Mortimer Sacker’ is an English Climbing Rose, which was bred by David Austin, and introduced in 2002, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.  ‘Mortimer Sackler’ rose blooms are pale pink in colour.  This rose produces semi double flowers, with accessible pollen that’s…

Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’ is also known as Rosa ‘Mundi’.  This Old Rose is a sport of Rosa gallica ‘Officinalis’; it’s a once flowering rose, that produces a mass of striking, magenta pink and white splattered, striped, semi double flowers.  In summertime, blooms smother the plant;…

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