Sir John Betjeman

(Ausvivid) English Standard Tree Rose Bred By David Austin

Best For Flowering

Colour: Crimson-red
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Light,
Size: Standard Tree 6ft (180cm)
Bloom Size: Medium

A rose of more modern character than most English Roses. The flowers start as small buds, opening to full petalled, wide open rosettes of a bright, deep pink. Read more

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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

Prefer a potted rose?

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Description

A rose of more modern character than most English Roses. The flowers start as small buds, opening to full petalled, wide open rosettes of a bright, deep pink. As the flowers age, the blooms becomes dome-shaped while the colour - unusually for the English Roses - gradually intensifies. The flowers are 2 ? to 3 inches across and are produced very freely; having a light, rather 'green' fragrance. 'Sir John Betjeman's' flowering period is particularly long, with it still blooming when all of the other roses have given up.

Characteristics

Colour: Crimson-red 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: Light,
Bloom Size: Medium 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 (180cm)
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2008

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

Betjeman's daughter, Mrs Candida Lycett Green and The Betjeman Society asked us to name this rose after the well-known writer, journalist and broadcaster. He also opened people’s eyes to the value of the buildings and landscape around them. At the time of his death, in 1984, he held the post of Poet Laureate and is commemorated in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey.

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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