A Guide to David Austin & Old English Roses

Tried & true, these classic roses fit in all garden landscapes.

Combining the delicate charm and wonderful fragrances of the Old Roses with the wider color range and repeat-flowering nature of modern roses, they are hard to beat for sheer exuberance of flower and scent. As a group they are renowned for their outstanding health, reliability and vigor. Their graceful, shrubby habits make them ideal for specimen plants, mixed borders or for creating any kind of rose garden.

Abraham Darby

Old fashioned, large 5" cupped, very fragrant blooms of rich shades of apricot at times touched with gold. Produced throughout season.

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James Galway

David Austin describes it like this "A superb large shrub with long, slightly arching, almost thorn-less growth". Disease free rose.

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Boscobel

The colour alone brings attention to the fully double clusters of rich salmon to pink rosettes with an irresistible medium to strong fragrance.

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Lichfield Angel

The charming peach pink cups open to neat, creamy apricot rosettes and give off a light, clove fragrance. Continually blooming.

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Crown Princess Margareta

Glorious, neatly formed rosettes of a lovely apricot-orange with a strong, fruity fragrance. Repeat flowering habit.

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Mellow Yellow

This is a mellow yellow colour with soft yellow blooms. The flowers hold their colour and can grow up to 5” with a moderately fruity scent.

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Darcy Bussell

The colour is a deep, rich crimson-pink, taking on a tinge of mauve just before the petals drop. There is a light-medium fruity scent.

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Munstead Wood

Very deep velvety crimson red blooms with lighter outer petals. A bushy, spreading grower with a strong old English rose fragrance.

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Evelyn

A glorious soft apricot often tinged with pink. The blooms are large and most attractive, the petals being beautifully arranged. Just stunning!

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Port Sunlight

Shrub with beautiful 3.5" apricot blooms. Vigorous bush. The beauty makes up for it boasting 41+ petals in each apricot blend bloom.

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Scepter’d Isle

This pretty rose bears numerous cupped flowers of lovely light pink that get paler on the outsider petals with yellow stamens. Strong myrrh scent.

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Gentle Hermione

Perfectly formed, shallow cups are pure light pink, paling to soft blush on the outer petals. Strong, warm myrrh fragrance.

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Teasing Georgia

A very refined rose of great beauty with rich yellow, rosette-shaped blooms. Lovely, strong tea fragrance. A striking statement.

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The Generous Gardener

Bears beautifully formed flowers, which nod gracefully on the stem providing an almost water lily-like effect. Strong scent.

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Graham Thomas

Vigorous, upright climber bearing cupped blooms in an unusually rich shade of yellow. There is a light Tea fragrance with hints of violets.

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Tranquility

Rounded flowers with neatly placed petals. The buds are lightly tinged with yellow but as the flowers open, they become pure white.

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