Thomas à Becket®

(Auswinston) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Crimson-red
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium, Old Rose
Size: Large Shrub 4 1/2ft (140cm) 4 1/2ft (140cm)
Bloom Size: Large

This is a variety of very different character from the general run of English Roses, being rather closer to the Species Roses than to the Old Roses and more natural and shrubby in growth. Read more

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 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Bare root roses are rose plants delivered without foliage and soil and are traditionally planted in dormancy in the winter months (October-April). Not only are bare root roses cost-effective, particularly when planted in mass, they are also easy to handle and delivered in plastic-free packaging. Planting bare roots in the winter allows their roots to establish and produce bountiful blooms by the next flowering season.
£23.00

Delivery within 5 working days

 potted rose

potted rose

WHAT IS A POTTED ROSE? A potted rose is a rose that arrives with an established root ball in our signature recyclable pot, with a generous helping of soil and controlled release rose food. Available year round, potted roses make a perfect gift and add instant blooms when planted in summer months. We advise planting as soon as possible dependent upon the weather.
£33.00

Trimmed ready for planting

Delivery within 5 working days

Save 10% when you buy three of the same bareroot rose or three of the same potted rose

Standard Delivery - Arrives in 3-5 days
£3.95
Next Day Delivery - Order today, get it Tuesday
£5.95
Nominated Day Delivery - Choose your delivery day (Order by 2pm Friday for delivery on a Saturday)
£5.95
You will receive a 1 hour delivery slot the morning of
your delivery via text/email.
You will receive a 1 hour delivery slot the morning of
your delivery via text/email.
 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Bare root roses are rose plants delivered without foliage and soil and are traditionally planted in dormancy in the winter months (October-April). Not only are bare root roses cost-effective, particularly when planted in mass, they are also easy to handle and delivered in plastic-free packaging. Planting bare roots in the winter allows their roots to establish and produce bountiful blooms by the next flowering season.
£23.00

Delivery within 5 working days

 potted rose

potted rose

WHAT IS A POTTED ROSE? A potted rose is a rose that arrives with an established root ball in our signature recyclable pot, with a generous helping of soil and controlled release rose food. Available year round, potted roses make a perfect gift and add instant blooms when planted in summer months. We advise planting as soon as possible dependent upon the weather.
£33.00

Trimmed ready for planting

Delivery within 5 working days

Save 10% when you buy three of the same bareroot rose or three of the same potted rose

Standard Delivery - Arrives in 3-5 days
£3.95
Next Day Delivery - Order today, get it Tuesday
£5.95
Nominated Day Delivery - Choose your delivery day (Order by 2pm Friday for delivery on a Saturday)
£5.95
You will receive a 1 hour delivery slot the morning of
your delivery via text/email.
You will receive a 1 hour delivery slot the morning of
your delivery via text/email.

Description

This is a variety of very different character from the general run of English Roses, being rather closer to the Species Roses than to the Old Roses and more natural and shrubby in growth. A striking crimson-red; the individual flowers can best be described as shallowly cupped, opening as informal rosettes; the petals quickly reflexing as the flowers age. They are held in medium-sized heads; the individual blooms nodding attractively on the stem. They have an Old Rose fragrance with a strong lemon zest character. It forms a strong, rather informal shrub. Named for Canterbury Cathedral. David Austin, 2013.

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: Medium, 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 Shrub Rose
Size: Large Shrub 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. 4 1/2ft (140cm) 4 1/2ft (140cm)
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2013

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
Roses Suitable for All Soil Types All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

We were asked to name this rose for Canterbury Cathedral and were very pleased to do so.