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English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

An excellent, reliable rose with very fragrant rosette blooms
A charming rose with deep apricot, rosette-shaped blooms. There is a strong rich tea fragrance. An excellent and reliable variety.
  • Repeat Flowering
  • Highly Fragrant
  • Ideal for pots and containers
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bred by David Austin
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Delivery information

Standard delivery £3.95

Next or nominated working day £6.95

Saturday delivery £20.00

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We offer a 5 year guarantee

We aim to supply roses of the highest quality. However, with living plants problems occasionally arise. If any roses are damaged on receipt, or if they fail to grow within 5 years, we will replace them free of charge. For more details about our guarantee, please contact our customer service team on 01902 376300.

Rose characteristics

  • Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
  • Growth Type Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type English Musk Hybrid
  • Colour Rich apricot
  • Fragrance Strength Strong
  • Flowering Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance Good
  • Height 4ft
  • Width 3ft
  • Breeder David Austin
  • Year of Introduction 2007
  • Appellation Auslofty
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Looking for help?

At David Austin Roses we’re committed to helping you through every stage of growing roses – from selecting the right variety to giving your rose the care it needs to thrive. If you’re ready to buy or need more help, talk to one of our friendly rose experts. 

Roses are easy to care for

  • Water until well established
  • Prune once in the winter
  • Feed twice, once in spring and once in summer

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we’ve been asked many times in the past. If your question isn’t covered visit our dedicated FAQ’s page or contact one of our helpful rose experts.

What is the difference between a climber and a rambler?

Climbers generally have large blooms on not too vigorous, rather stiff growth and most repeat flower. Ramblers are in general, much more vigorous. They will produce great quantities of small flowers, although most do not repeat flower. There are exceptions to both these rules: for instance Malvern Hills and Snow Goose are repeat-flowering ramblers whereas Cecile Brunner Climbing is a once flowering climber with small flowers.

Most climbers are best for walls, trellises, arches, obelisks whereas ramblers are generally better for growing into trees and covering pergolas or large structures such as garages or sheds.

What’s the difference between a potted and a bare root rose? Which is best?

When ordering from us you have the choice of buying our roses as bare roots or in pots. Neither option is superior, it is simply a matter of personal choice. Whichever option you choose, your roses are guaranteed to bloom next summer – and for many summers to come.

Please note: ramblers, once flowering Old Roses and species roses all flower on mature wood and therefore may not flower in the first year after planting.

BARE ROOT ROSES

Availability period: November – May

Bare root roses are dormant plants, dug up from the field and shipped without soil. They are the ideal choice if you’re purchasing a large number of roses, as they are very lightweight and are therefore easier to handle in the garden.

POTTED ROSES

Availability period: All Year

Potted roses are the very same roses as bare root roses. After each rose is dug up from the field, it is planted into a 6 litre pot, with our specially formulated planting mix. They are ideal for adding instant colour to the garden during the summer months, as well as making thoughtful gifts throughout the year.

Which roses can I grow in shade?

Please click here to see a list of roses that are ideal for growing in shade.

Which are the most fragrant roses?

Please click here to see a list of our most fragrant roses.

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Detailed Description

This rose bears beautiful, medium-sized flowers of rich apricot colouring. They are of a flat rosette shape and slightly quartered at the centre; the outer petals falling back a little and becoming paler. They have a rich tea fragrance. The foliage and young stems are bronzy-red at first, becoming dark green over time.

Growth Habit

A very disease resistant and reliable shrub with vigorous, rather upright growth. It is particularly suited to growing at the back of a mixed border, where it will compete well with other plants.

Origins of the name

It is named after the model village in the Wirral built by William Hesketh Lever, where they have a beautiful garden of English Roses.

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains.

From a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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    Crown Princess Margareta

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    Grace

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  • Lady Emma Hamilton

    Lady Emma Hamilton

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  • The Lady Gardener

    The Lady Gardener

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