Young Lycidas

(Ausvibrant) English Standard Tree Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Deep pink
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Strong, Tea/Old Rose
Size: Standard Tree 6ft
Bloom Size: Large

Large, deeply cupped flowers, blending deep pink, magenta and red – the outer petals tending towards light purple, with an almost silvery quality. There is a delicious Tea and Old Rose scent, with hints of cedar wood. Read more

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WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are delivered in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted from November to April they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
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 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are delivered in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted from November to April they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
£40.00

Delivery - November 2020

Prefer a potted rose?

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Description

Large, deeply cupped flowers, blending deep pink, magenta and red – the outer petals tending towards light purple, with an almost silvery quality. There is a delicious Tea and Old Rose scent, with hints of cedar wood. It makes an attractive, bushy shrub. Named after John Milton’s poem, Lycidas. David Austin, 2008.

Characteristics

Colour: Deep pink BLOOM COLOUR Colour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Repeat Flowering REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING? REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Strong, Tea/Old Rose
Bloom Size: Large BLOOM SIZE GUIDE Bloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: English Standard Tree Rose
Size: Standard Tree SIZE GUIDE All measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June. 6ft
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2008

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

We were asked by The Friends of Milton's Cottage to name this rose to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of the poet John Milton. ‘Lycidas’ is one of the finest short poems in the English language. Interestingly, it was Milton who introduced the word ‘fragrance’ into the English language.

English STANDARD TREE ROSES

English Standard Tree Roses, with their height and spectacular display of blooms, are a simple way of creating impact in the garden. Formed by budding three shrubs on a stem, they make impressive focal points when placed in strategic positions. They can be used to line a path, frame a doorway, bring height to a border or add character to a bare wall. We believe our English Roses, with their natural bushy growth and beautiful, fragrant flowers are the finest of all roses for growing as standards. For dramatic effect, plant three or four closely together in a border.

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The Story of

DAvid austin roses

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains at the heart of what we do. From one man's vision David Austin Roses has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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