14 David Austin Shrub Roses

Gertrude Jekyll Rose

Our post on which David Austin roses are most resistant to disease is one of our most popular post’s, so I thought I would compile another list of stunning roses bred by David Austin.

This time we have concentrated on some of the most beautiful shrub roses that are available to buy here in the UK.


Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten rose

Named to commemorate the life of the popular composer, conductor and performer Benjamin Britten.

Colour: Deep Red-Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Fruity

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4.5ft

Spread: 3ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Benjamin Britten is on amazon.co.uk


Charlotte

Charlotte rose

A most beautiful yellow rose named after one of David Austin’s granddaughters.

Colour: Yellow

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Tea

Fragrance Strength: Light-Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft

Spread: 3ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Charlotte is on amazon.co.uk


Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell rose

Named after the highly acclaimed ballerina and form Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell.

Colour: Crimson-Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Fruity

Fragrance Strength: Light-Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft

Spread: 3.5ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Darcey Bussell is on amazon.co.uk


Gertrude Jekyll

Gertrude Jekyll rose

Twice voted the nation’s favourite rose and named after the famous garden designer and author Gertrude Jekyll.

Colour: Bright Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Old Rose

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft

Spread: 3ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Gertrude Jekyll is on amazon.co.uk


Grace

Grace rose

Named to celebrate the special quality that David Austin believed that characterised English roses as a group.

Colour: Apricot

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Tea

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft

Spread: 4ft

Position: Partial Sun, Full Sun

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Grace is on amazon.co.uk


Imogen

Imogen rose

Introduced in 2016 and named after a character in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline

Colour: Pale Yellow

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Fruity

Fragrance Strength: Light-Medium

Suitable For: Borders

Height: 3ft

Spread: 3ft

Position: Partial Sun, Full Sun

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Imogen is on amazon.co.uk


James L. Austin

James L Austin Rose

Named after David Austin’s son James.

Colour: Deep Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Fruity

Fragrance Strength: Light-Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4ft

Spread: 3.5ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much James L. Austin is on amazon.co.uk


Jubilee Celebration

Jubilee Celebration rose

Named to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Colour: Coral-Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Fruity

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4ft

Spread: 4ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Jubilee Celebration is on amazon.co.uk


Lady Emma Hamilton

Lady Emma Hamilton rose

Named after the mistress of Lord Nelson to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Colour: Tangerine-Orange

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Fruity

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3ft

Spread: 3ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Lady Emma Hamilton is on amazon.co.uk


Munstead Wood

Munstead Wood rose

Named after Gertrude Jekyll’s home in Surrey.

Colour: Deep Crimson

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Old Rose/Fruity

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft

Spread: 3.5ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Munstead Wood is on amazon.co.uk


The Poet’s Wife

The Poet’s Wife

The Poet’s Wife bears beautiful rich flowers and a strong fragrance that has hints of lemon.

Colour: Yellow

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Fruity

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft

Spread: 3.5ft

Position: Partial Sun, Full Sun

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much The Poet’s Wife is on amazon.co.uk


Tranquillity

Tranquillity rose

A pure white rose that lives up to its name.

Colour: White

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Fruity

Fragrance Strength: Light

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4ft

Spread: 4ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

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Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

Named after one of the finest cathedrals in the UK.

Colour: White

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Old rose

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4ft

Spread: 3.5ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Winchester Cathedral is on amazon.co.uk


Young Lycidas

Young Lycidas rose

Named to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of the poet John Milton.

Colour: Deep Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Note: Tea/Old Rose

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4ft

Spread: 4ft

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: All Soil Types

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Check out how much Young Lycidas is on amazon.co.uk


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