Meet Dannahue®

Handsomely named ‘Dannahue’, a nod to Danny’s full forename, the apricot-hued English shrub rose is noted for its beauty, excellent health, and fragrance. After 12 years of meticulous breeding, David Austin® Roses is delighted to launch a new English shrub rose named after Danny Clarke – The Black Gardener, with £10,000 from the proceeds donated to not-for-profit Grow2Know.


English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin


Colour: Apricot
Bloom size: Medium
Flowering: Repeat flowering
Size: 3.5ft (110cm) x 4ft (125cm)

Full of character and happy to thrive in containers, against walls or fences and in shadier areas. Dannahue® is the perfect rose for city dwellers, modern living and cottage gardens alike.




Expect chalice-shaped blooms that evolve from a globe to a mass of close-layered petals. When they open, Dannahue® becomes a more relaxed, informal flower with a petal palette that begins as deep apricot in bud and latterly blush apricot, caramel-yellow and finally cream as its swan song.


Dannahue® has the most unusual and wonderfully complex fragrances. Fruity lemon, lychee and fresh apricot are wrapped in a softer layer of tea and myrrh which balance out the zest, imbuing it with warmth.

Behind the name

Every David Austin rose has a story behind the name, and Dannahue®'s is one with a powerful meaning at heart… In 2022, David Austin was hugely impressed with an RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden called ‘Hands off Mangrove’ by not-for-profit Grow2Know. The garden was designed by Danny Clarke along with Grow2Know founder, Tayshan Hayden-Smith, and powerfully united the two prominent issues of social injustice and global deforestation.

Intrigued by Danny's drive to make gardening more accessible and inclusive this city dwelling rose was the perfect pairing to share our passion for the power of gardening and enabling roses to bloom in any landscape. 


“What an honor to share the name my mother and father gave me with a David Austin Rose, especially one that enables planting in more inclusive environments. I’m so grateful and excited about the support Grow2Know will gain too.”

Danny Clarke


£10,000 from the sales of Dannahue® will be donated to Grow2Know and used to reclaim community planting space in London.

Based in West London, Grow2Know is a community of guerrilla gardeners who came together in an act of healing following the Grenfell Tower fire of 2017. Founder Tayshan Hayden-Smith encourages a more inclusive environment within the horticultural scene with the aim to reconnect people with nature and one another.