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Roses have played a key part in our culture for the past millennia, so it is no surprise that certain varieties hold a special place in people’s hearts and continue to sell year after year. The roses listed below are popular for a number of reasons, reasons which range from their exquisite beauty, spectacular colouring and delicious fragrances to their health and reliability right through to the name of the rose itself.

   

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  1. Lady of Shalott

    Lady of Shalott

    English Shrub Rose
    Rich orange-red buds open to chalice-shaped blooms, filled with loosely arranged, orange petals. The surrounding outer petals are salmon-pink with beautifully contrasting golden-yellow undersides. There is a pleasant, warm Tea fragrance, with hints of spiced apple and cloves. It quickly forms a bushy shrub with slightly arching stems and mid-green leaves, which have attractive, slightly bronzed tones when young. The name is taken from one of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poems to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth. David Austin, 2009.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Olivia Rose Austin

    Olivia Rose Austin

    English Shrub Rose
    Pretty buds open to beautiful, cupped rosettes of an even, mid pink colouring. They have a light to medium fruity fragrance. It commences flowering exceptionally early in the season and flowers in flushes until well into the autumn. It forms a very healthy, well-balanced shrub with dark green foliage, which shows off the flowers to the very best effect. Named after the daughter of David Austin Junior and granddaughter of David Austin Senior. David Austin, 2014.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Susan Williams-Ellis

    Susan Williams-Ellis

    English Shrub Rose
    A delightful, unassuming rose of typical Old Rose beauty. It is a pure white sport of the pink English Rose, ‘The Mayflower’. The remarkable thing about these two roses is that, in so far as we are aware, they are completely free from disease. The medium-strong fragrance is perfectly Old Rose in character. It is extremely winter hardy, with upright, bushy, twiggy growth. Named for the founder of Portmeirion Pottery, who was a great enthusiast of the English Roses. David Austin, 2010.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Harlow Carr

    Harlow Carr

    English Shrub Rose
    Bears flowers of the most perfect formation – shallow cups of the purest mid pink. They flower very freely from early summer until well into the autumn and have a strong, pure Old Rose fragrance. It has an excellent bushy habit with upright, vigorous growth. Maturing into an attractively rounded shrub; it flowers almost to the ground. Named after the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden in Yorkshire, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the society’s formation. David Austin, 2004.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Queen of Sweden

    Queen of Sweden

    English Shrub Rose
    Exquisite little buds open to half-enclosed cups, eventually becoming wide, shallow, upward-facing cups of pleasing formality. The colour begins as soft-apricot pink, gradually changing to pure soft pink over time. There is a lovely myrrh fragrance. It forms a bushy, yet upright shrub. Named to commemorate the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce between Sweden and Great Britain. David Austin, 2004.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Boscobel

    Boscobel

    English Shrub Rose
    Red buds open to beautifully formed, upwardfacing, coral-pink rosettes. Small petals of varying shades mingle to provide a most pleasing effect. The myrrh fragrance has delicious hints of hawthorn, elderflower, pear and almond. It forms an upright shrub. Charles II hid in an oak tree at Boscobel House during the English Civil War. David Austin, 2012.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. The Mayflower

    The Mayflower

    English Shrub Rose
    A very healthy variety, bearing mid pink, medium-sized, Old Rose style blooms. They are held well above the dainty foliage and have a mediumstrong Old Rose scent. It forms a tough and hardy shrub with upright, bushy, twiggy growth. Named after the Pilgrims’ ship, to mark the launch of our first US catalogue. David Austin, 2001.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Tranquillity

    Tranquillity

    English Shrub Rose
    Beautifully rounded flowers, with neatly placed petals making up perfect rosettes. The buds are lightly tinged with yellow but as the flowers open they become pure white. A vigorous shrub; its growth is bushy and upright, clothed in light green foliage, curving outwards in a most attractive manner. With its pure white flowers, this rose lives up to its name. David Austin, 2012.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Darcey Bussell

    Darcey Bussell

    English Shrub Rose
    When young, the outer petals of each bloom form a perfect ring around an inner cup, gradually opening out to form a perfect, medium-large rosette. 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. It forms a compact shrub with attractive bushy growth. Named after the highly acclaimed ballerina. David Austin, 2006.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Gertrude Jekyll

    Gertrude Jekyll

    English Shrub Rose
    Always one of the first English Roses to start flowering, its perfect scrolled buds open to large, rosette-shaped flowers of bright glowing pink. The beautiful, perfectly balanced Old Rose scent is often described as being the quintessential Old Rose fragrance. A vigorous rose; it will form a medium-sized, upright shrub. Named for the famous garden designer and author. David Austin, 1986.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Princess Alexandra of Kent

    Princess Alexandra of Kent

    English Shrub Rose
    The unusually large, bright pink flowers are full-petalled and deeply cupped. In spite of their size, they are never clumsy, being held nicely poised on a well-rounded shrub. There is a strong and delicious fresh Tea fragrance, which changes to lemon, eventually taking on hints of blackcurrants. Named for Princess Alexandra – a keen gardener. David Austin, 2007.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. The Lady Gardener

    The Lady Gardener

    English Shrub Rose
    Bears large, quartered rosettes, each about 4” across, packed with loosely arranged petals. They are a beautiful shade of pure apricot, paling towards the edges. There is a lovely Tea fragrance, with hints of cedar wood and vanilla. Named for Plant Heritage, who do so much to protect Britain’s garden plant diversity. David Austin, 2013.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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