WILDEVE - Retired

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, Wildeve 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 Wildeve, 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.


(Ausbonny) English Standard Tree Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Light pink
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Light, Fruity
Size: Standard Tree 6ft (180cm)
Bloom Size: Large
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2003

Distinctly quartered rosettes are produced on long, arching branches. They are light pink with a pretty apricot hue. The outer petals are almost white – the light reflecting among the petals to enhance the whole effect.