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Thomas à Becket

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin

(Auswinston)

Thomas à Becket

English Shrub Rose bred by David Austin

Informal rosette flowers complement natural, shrubby growth

Ideal for

  • Mixed Border

  • Rose Hedges

  • Rose Border

  • Height & Spread

    4.5ft x 4.5ft

  • Colour

    Crimson-red

  • Fragrance

    Medium

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  • 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

    • Family:

      English Shrub Rose

    • Fragrance Strength:

      Medium

    • Flowering:

      Repeat Flowering

    • Fragrance Notes:

      Old Rose

    • Colour:

      Crimson-red

    • Height & Spread:

      4.5ft x 4.5ft

  • Ideal for

    • Rose Hedges

    • Mixed Border

    • Rose Border

  • Growing Conditions

    • Full Sunlight

    • Partial Sunlight

    • North, East, South, West Facing

    • All soil types

  • Origin of Name

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


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