David Austin’s English Roses III

rosacardingmill (293x300)Rosa CARDING MILL (syn. ‘AUSwest’) (‘Scepter’d Isle’ x seedling) – A blended English rose  which exhibits pink, apricot and orange colours, with just a hint of yellow. The slightly nodding double blooms have very full,  darker toned centers. Although rated as having strong myrrh fragrance, there is a definite hint of fruit. Grows 4′ tall by 3.5′ wide. Zone 6.

rosawisley (296x300)Rosa ‘Wisley 2008’ (syn. ‘AUSbreeze’) (seedling x seedling) – This English rose is named after the famous RHS Gardens at Wisley and features 3″ wide soft pink blooms which somewhat resemble an Alba rose form. It features fresh fruit fragrance with raspberry overtones and a hint of tea. The shrub has a slightly arching growth habit. Grows 4-5′ tall by 3.5′ wide. Zone 5.

rosaheathcliff (298x300)Rosa HEATHCLIFF (syn. ‘AUSnipper’) – A beautiful new introduction with deep crimson double flowers that mimic the colour of antique red Gallica roses. It has a delightful fragrance to match the blooms – with an enticing blend of tea rose, cedar and old rose fragrance. HEATHCLIFF is disease resistant with dark green foliage. Grows 3-5′ tall by 3′ wide. Hardy to zone 5.

rosaqueenofsweden (300x290)Rosa ‘Queen of Sweden’ (syn. ‘AUStiger’) (seedling x ‘Charlotte’) – A light pink shrub rose with 3″ wide blooms that often exhibit a hint of apricot. These have only light fragrance but they make excellent cut flowers for the vase, as the blooms are long-lasting. ‘Queen of Sweden’ is very disease resistant and a good choice for an informal hedge. Grows 3.5-4′ tall by 3′ wide. Zone 5.

rosacrownprincess (298x300)Rosa CROWN PRINCESS MARGARETA (syn. ‘AUSwinter’) (seedling x ‘Abraham Darby’) – A taller English rose which can be used as a short climber or large free-standing bush. It features fully double, cupped rosette form blooms of a rich apricot with a strong fruit and tea rose fragrance. Cold hardy and also repeats throughout the summer. Grows 4-6′ tall by 4-5′ wide. Zone 5.

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