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31 David Austin Roses That Are Most Resistant To Disease

A lot people think that roses are a hard plant grow, but roses aren’t nearly as fussy as people think. Yes, roses can be susceptible to many diseases, and two of the main questions asked about roses are, “Why are there blacks spots on my roses?” and “Why are the leaves turning yellow on my rose bush?”.

But some roses are more resistant to disease than others, so I thought I would look in my rose book and see which roses are the most resistant to disease.

Then I thought why don’t I have a look on the internet too. My first port of call was David Austin’s website. I quickly found that it has a page dedicated to disease resistant roses.

Then I had a thought what a great idea it would be to write an article about which David Austin roses are the most resistant to disease, but I then wondered how on earth would I get all the images needed to compile the long of roses for my article.

Through more investigation on the website, I found that you could contact the press department and request to use their images.

So I sent an email to ask if I could use some images for my website. I received a very prompt reply from a very lovely lady in the press department saying they would be more than happy to help me out.

Not only that she also consulted with a senior rosarian at David Austin Roses, who then compiled a list of roses that I should include in the article. I was then sent an image for each rose that was on the list (how about that for service).

So without the help of the amazing press department and the senior rosarian at David Austin Roses I wouldn’t of been able write this article, I owe them a great deal of thanks.

Anyways enough of me boring you, let’s get cracking with the list (or three lists as I have divided the roses into 22 shrub roses, 7 climbing roses and 2 rambling roses, we’ll start with the shrub roses I think).

22 David Austin Shrub Roses That Are Most Resistant To Disease

Boscobel

Boscobel David Austin Rose
Boscobel

Introduced in 2012 Boscobel is a vigorous growing shrub rose which produces red buds that open to form beautiful upward-facing coral-pink blooms, with a strong fragrance which has hints of hawthorn, almond, elderflower and pear.

An excellent repeat bloomer that has dark green and glossy foliage that flourishes from late spring until first frost.

Boscobel was named after Boscobel House which is only a short distance away from the David Austin nursery. It was built in 1632, and is now owned by the English Heritage.

Boscobel House is famous for the fact that King Charles II hid in the Royal Oak to escape the Roundheads following the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The tree was in Boscobel Wood, which is part of the park at Boscobel House.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Coral-pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4ft (120cm)

Spread: 3.5ft (105cm)

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Desdemona

Desdemona David Austin Rose
Desdemona

An exquisitely beautiful and reliable rose that was introduced in 2015. This neatly rounded bushy shrub produces peachy pink buds that open to a beautiful white bloom with a pinkish hue.

A repeat flowering rose that has a strong old English rose fragrance with hints of almond blossom, cucumber and lemon zest.

Desdemona was named after a character from William Shakespeare’s Othello.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: White

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft (105cm)

Spread: 3.5ft (105cm)

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë David Austin Rose
Emily Brontë

A brand new repeat flowering shrub rose that was launched at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show.

Emily Brontë is a strong bushy upright shrub that produces lovely soft pink blooms that have a subtle apricot hue. It has a strong old English rose fragrance with hints of grapefruit, lemon and tea.

The rose was named after the English novelist and poet Emily Brontë, when the Brontë Society contacted David Austin and asked him to name this rose to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the novelist.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Soft Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4.5ft (135cm)

Spread: 3.5ft (105cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Harlow Carr

Harlow Carr David Austin Rose
Harlow Carr

A very tough and free flowering variety, that has a bushy habit with an upright and vigorous growth. Harlow Carr produces the purest mid pink blooms of the most perfect formation from early summer until well into autumn. It has a strong and pure old English rose fragrance.

Introduced in 2004 and named to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the formation RHS. Harlow Carr is the Royal Horticultural Society’s most northerly trial ground and display garden located near Harrogate in Yorkshire. The display gardens at Harlow Carr showcase a fine display of English Roses.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Mid Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft (105cm)

Spread: 3.5ft (105cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Lady of Shalott

Lady of Shalott David Austin Rose
Lady of Shalott

Lady of Shalott was introduced in 2009 and has been awarded the RHS Garden of Merit Award.

The name is taken from one of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poems, which tells the story of Lady of Shalott, who lived close to King Arthur’s Camelot and was held under a spell. Named for the Tennyson Society to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Lady of Shalott is a large bushy repeat flowering shrub rose with slightly arching stems, that produce rich orange-red buds which open to chalice-shaped orange blooms. It has a warm tea fragrance, with hints of cloves and spiced apple.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Orange

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4.5ft (135cm)

Spread: 4ft (120cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Monlineux

Monlineux David Austin Rose
Monlineux

Named after Wolverhampton Wanderers football club’s home ground, as a dedication to Sir Jack Hayward a former Chairman of the club.

Monlineux was introduced in 1994 and has been awarded the RHS Garden of Merit Award. It is a neatly compact shrub rose that produces rich yellow flowers which has a light to medium musky tea rose scent.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Rich Yellow

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Light To Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3ft (90cm)

Spread: 3ft (90cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Olivia Rose Austin

Olivia Rose Austin David Austin Rose
Olivia Rose Austin

An outstanding English shrub rose that commences flowering exceptionally early in the season and continues to bloom well into autumn.

Its pretty buds open to form beautiful pink blooms which have a light to medium fruity fragrance. The dark green foliage of this very healthy shrub rose shows off the flowers to the best effect.

Introduced in 2014 and named after David Austin’s granddaughter.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Mid Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Light To Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4ft (120cm)

Spread: 3.5ft (105cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Princess Alexandra of Kent

Princess Alexandra of Kent David Austin Rose
Princess Alexandra of Kent

A well rounded shrub rose that produces magnificent glowing pink blooms, which have an award-winning fragrance. The strong and delicious fresh tea fragrance that changes to lemon and later takes on hints blackcurrants.

Introduced in 2007 and then went on to win the Fragrance Award in 2009 at Glasgow, and the Most Fragrant Award at the Desert Rose Society Show in California.

David Austin was honoured to name this rose after Princess Alexandra, who is a cousin to Queen. The Honourable Lady Ogilvy is a very keen gardener and lover of roses.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Bright Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 5ft (150cm)

Spread: 4ft (120cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Princess Anne

Princess Anne David Austin Rose
Princess Anne

An award-winning rose that produces blooms of unique character. The young flowers are deep pink (almost red) and gradually fade to pure rich pink.

A particularly healthy variety that has a bushy upright habit with a thick highly polished foliage.

Introduced in 2010 and named after Her Royal Highness. It was named ‘Best New Plant Variety’ at the UK Grower of the Year Awards in 2011. It is has also received the RHS Garden of Merit Award.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Rich Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4.5ft (135cm)

Spread: 4ft (120cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Queen of Sweden

Queen of Sweden
Queen of Sweden

An elegant upright shrub rose that produces beautiful soft pink cup-shaped blooms, that have a classic light to medium fragrance.

Queen of Sweden is an excellent variety of rose to form a rose hedge in your garden or as a cut flower display in your home.

The rose was named to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce between Queen Christina of Sweden and Oliver Cromwell of Great Britain in 1654.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Soft Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Light To Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3ft (90cm)

Spread: 3ft (90cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl David Austin Rose
Roald Dahl

Introduced in 2016 and named to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, with the approval of Roald Dahl’s wife, to highlight Roald’s love of gardening.

The colouring of this rose is reminiscent of the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach, one Roald Dahl’s most-loved books.

Roald Dahl is a very healthy variety and matures into an attractive rounded, bushy shrub rose with few thorns. It produces soft orange-red buds which open to form cupped rosettes of perfect apricot colouring.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Apricot

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft (105cm)

Spread: 3.5ft (105cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Scepter’d Isle

Scepter’d Isle David Austin Rose
Scepter’d Isle

An elegant, upright, free flowering shrub rose which bears light pink blooms, each with yellow stamens. The flowers produce a powerful classic rose fragrance.

The name comes from John of Gaunt’s speech expressing his love for England in Shakespeare’s Richard II.

Because of the stamens that the flowers bear Scepter’d Isle makes an excellent rose in your garden if you wish to attract bees.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Light Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 5ft (150cm)

Spread: 4ft (120cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott David Austin Rose
Sir Walter Scott

Introduced in 2015 and named after the Scottish novelist and poet.

An extremely healthy and robust variety that produces pretty little rosette blooms which are rich pink in colour. The flowers produce a strong classic English rose fragrance.

Sir Walter Scott forms into a short, dense, bushy shrub rose, making it an ideal rose to use as a hedging plant or if you are limited for space in your garden.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Mid Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 2.5ft (75cm)

Spread: 2.5ft (75cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Skylark

Skylark David Austin Rose
Skylark

A well-rounded shrub that bears semi-double mid pink blooms with prominent stamens.

The flowers produce a light but pleasing musky tea fragrance.

Introduced in 2007 and named after a suggestion by a Sister Elizabeth who remembered seeing and hearing a skylark the first time she visited David Austin’s nursery.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Mid Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Light

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4ft (120cm)

Spread: 3.5ft (105cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Susan Williams-Ellis

Susan Williams-Ellis David Austin Rose
Susan Williams-Ellis

An extremely winter hardy variety that has the beauty and character of an old English rose. A remarkably healthy shrub that is amongst the first of the English roses to bloom and continues until the first hard frost in the autumn.

Susan Williams-Ellis’ upright, bushy and twiggy growth produces pure white flowers that have a strong classic rose fragrance.

Named after the founder of Portmeirion Pottery, Susan Williams-Ellis, who was a great enthusiast of English roses and painted beautiful water colours of them.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: White

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4.5ft (135cm)

Spread: 3.5ft (105cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

The Lady Gardener

The Lady Gardener David Austin Rose
The Lady Gardener

Introduced in 2013 and named for Plant Heritage, the world’s leading garden plant conservation charity, who’s mission is to encourage the conservation of cultivated plants in the British Isles.

The Lady Gardener bears large pure apricot blooms which have a lovely tea fragrance, with hints of vanilla and cedar wood.

An excellent shrub rose that is very healthy and performs well even in poor weather. It flowers throughout summer until first frost in the autumn.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Apricot

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4.5ft (135cm)

Spread: 4ft (120cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

The Lady’s Blush

The Lady’s Blush David Austin Rose
The Lady’s Blush

An attractive rounded bushy shrub rose, that produces elegant pointed buds that develop into a pure mid pink semi-double bloom.

The Lady’s Blush makes an excellent rose for attracting bees and is also ideal for small spaces.

Introduced and named to commemorate the 125th anniversary of The Lady magazine, the UK’s longest running weekly magazine for women which has been in continuous publication since 1885 from its base in London.

(Good thing I didn’t have one of my dyslexic moments and miss out the letter l when typing the word blush, that would of been very embarrassing lol!)

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Mid Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Light

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 4ft (120cm)

Spread: 3.5ft (105cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

The Mayflower

The Mayflower David Austin Rose
The Mayflower

Named to mark the launch of David Austin’s first American catalogue. The Mayflower was also the name of the ship that took the Pilgrims to America.

A very tough and healthy shrub rose that flowers very early in the season and continues well into autumn.

The Mayflower bears mid pink blooms that are of old English rose style, which produce a strong classic rose fragrance.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Mid Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft (105cm)

Spread: 3ft (90cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Thomas à Becket

Thomas à Becket David Austin Rose
Thomas à Becket

Reminiscent of the Species Roses, Thomas à Becket has an air of informality that lends itself to unstructured planting schemes.

It has striking crimson-red informal rosette blooms that nod attractively on their stems, they produce a classic old English rose fragrance with a distinctive lemon zest character.

Thomas à Becket was introduced in 2013, and was given the name after David Austin was asked to name the rose after Canterbury Cathedral.

Becket was murdered in 1170 after four knights confronted the Archbishop of Canterbury believing that King Henry II wanted Becket out way, and murdered him in Canterbury Cathedral.

Thomas à Becket was made a saint in 1173 and his shrine in Canterbury Cathedral became an important focus for pilgrimage.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Crimson Red

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Hedges

Height: 5ft (150cm)

Spread: 4ft (120cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Tottering-By-Gently

Tottering-By-Gently David Austin Rose
Tottering-By-Gently

A healthy shrub rose with growth that is rounded and branching, and flowers freely through the summer.

Its beauty is found in the simplicity of the single yellow flowers that it produces, which have a light musky scent with fresh notes of orange peel.

Introduced in 2018 the rose was named by David Austin to celebrate the 25th anniversary year of Annie Tempest’s classic weekly cartoon which is a feature in the Country Life magazine.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Yellow

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Light To Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Hedges

Height: 4.5ft (135cm)

Spread: 4.5ft (135cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell David Austin Rose
Vanessa Bell

Introduced in 2017, and named for the artist, designer and founder member of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell.

A very free-flowering variety which forms into a bushy, upright shrub rose. Pink-tinged buds open to pale yellow cups held in large clusters. The fragrance is similar to green Tea with aspects of lemon and honey.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Pale Yellow

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: Borders, Pots & Containers

Height: 3.5ft (105cm)

Spread: 3ft (90cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Wisley 2008

Wisley 2008 David Austin Rose
Wisley 2008

An extremely charming variety which produces perfect light pink rosettes on elegantly arching growth.

It has a fruity fragrance with hints of raspberry and tea, and is light in strength.

Named for the renowned RHS Gardens at Wisley, which contain many beautiful English Roses planted in their stunning grounds.

Type: English Shrub Rose

Colour: Light Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Light

Suitable For: Borders, Hedges

Height: 4.5ft (135cm)

Spread: 4.5ft (135cm)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

7 David Austin Climbing Roses That Are Most Resistant To Disease

Bathsheba

Bathsheba David Austin Rose
Bathsheba

A vigorous climber with attractive mid-green satin foliage that bears apricot-yellow buds which open to a beautiful blend of subtle apricot-pink and soft yellow rosettes.

There is a superb floral myrrh fragrance produced by the blooms with hints of tea and honey.

The name of this climbing rose was inspired by the spirited heroine from Thomas Hardy’s novel Far from the Madding Crowd.

Type: English Climbing Rose

Colour: Apricot

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: 6ft Wall or Fence, Doorway, Standard Arch, Pillar or Obelisk

Height: 10ft (3m)

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Claire Austin

Claire Austin David Austin Rose
Claire Austin

Named after David Austin’s daughter, Claire Austin, who has her own nursery that specialises in hardy plants, that includes the UK’s finest collection of peonies, irises and day lilies.

A vigorous upright climber that bears pleasing pale lemon buds which gradually open to form beautifully large, creamy white blooms that have a strong myrrh scent with dashes of heliotrope, meadowsweet and vanilla.

Type: English Climbing Rose

Colour: Creamy White

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: 6ft Wall or Fence, 10ft Wall or Fence, Large Arch, Pillar or Obelisk

Height: 12ft (3.75m)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

James Galway

James Galway David Austin Rose
James Galway

Introduced in 2000 and named after the internationally acclaimed British flautist, to celebrate his 60th birthday. James Galway delighted visitors to David Austin’s display at the Chelsea Flower Show by playing his flute when the rose was released.

A vigorous climber with strikingly beautiful light pink blooms which produce a light to medium classic rose scent.

Type: English Climbing Rose

Colour: Light Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Light to Medium

Suitable For: 10ft Wall or Fence, Front of House

Height: 12ft (3.75m)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Mortimer Sackler

Mortimer Sackler David Austin Rose
Mortimer Sackler

An award winning rose that is exceptionally healthy and almost thornless. It bears beautiful delicate light pink blooms that have lovely classic rose fragrance with hints of fruit.

The rose was given its name after David Austin gave the right to name to an auction that was being held by The National Trust to raise funds for their gardens. It was purchased by Theresa Sackler as a birthday present to her husband.

Type: English Climbing Rose

Colour: Light Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: 6ft Wall or Fence, 10ft Wall or Fence, Standard Arch, Large Arch, Pillar or Obelisk

Height: 12ft (3.75m)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill David Austin Rose
Strawberry Hill

Named after Strawberry Hill House & Garden (“Horace Walpole’s Gothic castle”) situated in Twickenham, London. Walpole was the son of the first British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. The garden underwent restoration in 2012 and is one of the many examples of historic garden conservation in the UK.

Strawberry Hill is a free-flowering climber with arching branches that are clothed in a dark glossy foliage. It produces small clusters of mid pink rosettes, that have a deliciously strong myrrh fragrance.

Introduced in 2006, Strawberry Hill has been presented with many awards including the RHS Garden of Merit Award. A Prix d’Honneur at the fragrance trials in Nantes, France; the National Institute of Agricultural Botany’s Gold Standard Award and a gold medal at the 4th Echigo Fragrance Competition in Japan.

Type: English Climbing Rose

Colour: Mid Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: 6ft Wall or Fence, 10ft Wall or Fence, Standard Arch, Pillar or Obelisk

Height: 10ft (3m)

Position: Full Sun

Aspect: East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

The Generous Gardener

The Generous Gardener David Austin Rose
The Generous Gardener

A climbing rose that has a delicate charm with beautifully formed pale pink blooms, which have a delicious and strong classic old rose scent. It has a pale greyish green foliage which stays until late into the winter.

Introduced in 2002, The Generous Gardener has two awards to its name. The RHS Garden of Merit Award and a gold medal for climbing at The Hague Trials in The Netherlands in 2010.

The Generous Gardener is an excellent climbing rose to attract bees and for rose hips.

Named by David Austin to mark the 75th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme, which has made it possible for us to see so many beautiful private gardens, thanks to the generosity of their owners.

Type: English Climbing Rose

Colour: Pale Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: 6ft Wall or Fence, 10ft Wall or Fence, Large Arch, Pergola, Pillar or Obelisk

Height: 15ft (4.5m)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

Wollerton Old Hall

Wollerton Old Hall David Austin Rose
Wollerton Old Hall

Named after Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire, which is situated not far from David Austin’s nursery. It has one of the most beautiful private gardens in the UK. The gardens are set around the 16th century hall and feature roses in creative plant combinations, which include many David Austin roses. Wollerton Old Hall is open to the public on selected dates throughout the summer.

A free-flowering climber that produces plump buds, with attractive flashes of red that open to form pale apricot blooms. A wonderfully fragrant rose that has a strong, warm myrrh scent with intense hints of citrus.

Type: English Climbing Rose

Colour: Pale Apricot

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Strong

Suitable For: 10ft Wall or Fence, Large Arch, Front of House

Height: 15ft (4.5m)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

2 David Austin Rambling Roses That Are Most Resistant To Disease

Malvern Hills

Malvern Hills David Austin Rose
Malvern Hills

A very healthy variety that has a strong and slender growth with an attractive polished foliage with few thorns. A repeat flowering rambling rose that bears small soft yellow double blooms which are produced throughout the summer until the first frost in the autumn.

Named after the beautiful range of hills that are located just south of David Austin’s nursery which have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

Type: English Rambling Rose

Colour: Soft Yellow

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Light

Suitable For: 10ft Wall or Fence, Large Arch, Front of House, Pergola

Height: 15ft (4.5m)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

The Lady of The Lake

The Lady of The Lake David Austin Rose
The Lady of The Lake

Named after the ‘Lady of the Lake’ who is an enchantress in the Matter of Britain, the body of medieval literature and legend associated with King Arthur. She plays a pivotal role in many stories, including giving Arthur his sword Excalibur, enchanting Merlin, and raising Lancelot after the death of his father.

The Lady of The Lake is a very healthy rambling rose which flowers freely and repeatedly throughout summer. It produces pretty pale pink semi double blooms which have a fresh citrus scent.

Type: English Rambling Rose

Colour: Pale Pink

Flowering: Repeat Flowering

Fragrance Strength: Medium

Suitable For: 6ft Wall or Fence, 10ft Wall or Fence, Standard Arch, Large Arch, Pergola, Pillar or Obelisk

Height: 12.5ft (3.75m)

Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, South, West Facing

Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

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

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