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.

ColourDeep Red-Pink
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteFruity
Fragrance StrengthMedium
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height4.5ft
Spread3ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Charlotte

Charlotte rose

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

ColourYellow
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteTea
Fragrance StrengthLight-Medium
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height3.5ft
Spread3ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell rose

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

ColourCrimson-Pink
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteFruity
Fragrance StrengthLight-Medium
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height3.5ft
Spread3.5ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Gertrude Jekyll

Gertrude Jekyll rose

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

ColourBright Pink
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteOld Rose
Fragrance StrengthStrong
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height3.5ft
Spread3ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Grace

Grace rose

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

ColourApricot
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteTea
Fragrance StrengthMedium
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height3.5ft
Spread4ft
PositionPartial Sun, Full Sun
AspectNorth, East, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Imogen

Imogen rose

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

ColourPale Yellow
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteFruity
Fragrance StrengthLight-Medium
Suitable ForBorders
Height3ft
Spread3ft
PositionPartial Sun, Full Sun
AspectNorth, East, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

James L. Austin

James L Austin Rose

Named after David Austin’s son James.

ColourDeep Pink
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteFruity
Fragrance StrengthLight-Medium
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height4ft
Spread3.5ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Jubilee Celebration

Jubilee Celebration rose

Named to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

ColourCoral-Pink
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteFruity
Fragrance StrengthStrong
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height4ft
Spread4ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Lady Emma Hamilton

Lady Emma Hamilton rose

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

ColourTangerine-Orange
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteFruity
Fragrance StrengthStrong
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height3ft
Spread3ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Munstead Wood

Munstead Wood rose

Named after Gertrude Jekyll’s home in Surrey.

ColourDeep Crimson
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteOld Rose/Fruity
Fragrance StrengthStrong
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height3.5ft
Spread3.5ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

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.

ColourYellow
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteFruity
Fragrance StrengthStrong
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height3.5ft
Spread3.5ft
PositionPartial Sun, Full Sun
AspectNorth, East, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Tranquillity

Tranquillity rose

A pure white rose that lives up to its name.

ColourWhite
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteFruity
Fragrance StrengthLight
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height4ft
Spread4ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

Named after one of the finest cathedrals in the UK.

ColourWhite
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NotOld rose
Fragrance StrengthMedium
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height4ft
Spread3.5ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

Young Lycidas

Young Lycidas rose

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

ColourDeep Pink
FloweringRepeat Flowering
Fragrance NoteTea/Old Rose
Fragrance StrengthStrong
Suitable ForBorders, Pots & Containers
Height4ft
Spread4ft
PositionFull Sun
AspectEast, South, West Facing
Soil TypeAll Soil Types
Soil MoistureWell-drained, Moist But Well-drained

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