Forever part of our history, these roses have paved the way for many more roses to come.

In the late 1940s, David C H Austin set out on his quest to breed the most beautiful and healthy roses; a vision that continues to remain at the heart of our business today, more than 80 years later. This vision drives our continuing assessment of rose varieties in the current collection to ensure they reach our exacting standards and expectations. Due to climatic changes and the evolution of plant diseases, some historical varieties will no longer reach our increasingly high standards. It is in these instances that we must retire the rose to ensure customers receive only the best roses that will thrive and deliver the most enjoyable customer experience, regardless of gardening expertise. As a result of our review process, A Shropshire Lad is now retired from our English Rose Collection but will always remain part of our history, paving the way for many more new roses to come, creating the next generation of roses.

If you love A Shropshire Lad, we have some great alternatives, which we are sure will endear themselves to you, bringing you much happiness and gardening enjoyment for years to come.

A Shropshire Lad®

(Ausled) English Climbing Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Light peach-pink
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium, Fruity/Tea
Size: Short Climber 10ft (3m)
Bloom Size: Large
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 1996

Large, perfectly formed, slightly cupped, light peach-pink rosettes, with a lovely fruity Tea fragrance. A vigorous climber with plentiful large, dark green leaves. David Austin, 1996.

A Shropshire Lad®