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Lady of Megginch

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

Very large, richly coloured blooms with a fruity Old Rose scent
Large, richly coloured blooms. The very beautiful, unusual colour varies from crimson to deep pink. An excellent, free-flowering variety with natural, shrubby growth.
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin
  • Bred by David Austin

Delivery information

Standard delivery £3.95

Next or nominated working day £5.95

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 Old Rose Hybrid
  • Colour Light crimson
  • Fragrance Strength Medium
  • Flowering Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance Excellent
  • Height 4ft
  • Width 3ft
  • Breeder David Austin
  • Year of Introduction 2006
  • Appellation Ausvolume
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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 roses until well established Water until well established
  • Prune roses once in winter Prune once in the winter
  • Feed roses twice 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

With its large, richly coloured flowers, this is an impressive variety. The blooms commence as pretty, rounded buds that gradually open to form very large flowers. They have a full, cupped rosette shape, with the outer petals recurving back slightly. Their colour is crimson at first, gradually changing to an unusual shade of rich, deep pink. The petals have attractive, silvery reverses. There is a good, fruity Old Rose fragrance with a definite hint of raspberry.

Growth Habit

Depending on how hard it is pruned, it will grow into a medium or large shrub. It is very vigorous and healthy. Rather upright, with a graceful, bushy form. Its rich colouring will provide some excitement in a border of softer colours. Position towards the middle or back of the border.

Origins of the name

Megginch Castle in Perth, Scotland, is the 15th century family home of the late Baroness Strange, who was President of the War Widows' Association. She was known for her love of flowers and her rose garden.

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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