David Austin English Roses
The symmetrically quartered, fully double blooms are of a pleasing buff colour which intensifies into an apricot-orange shade as it unfolds in the sun.
Stems garlanded with glossy foliage sprout all over the bush, each bearing one or even three of these highly perfumed blooms.
If left to grow without cutting back the stems carrying spent blooms, it will grow into a very sizable specimen and could even be trained on a pillar or pergola.
Red buds open at first to pretty cups, gradually developing
into perfectly formed blooms of classic rosette formation
of a rich salmon colouring. The numerous small petals are
of varying shades, mingling to provide a most pleasing
effect. It forms an upright shrub of medium size, with dark
green, glossy foliage. It is vigorous and healthy.
Clusters of creamy blooms produced freely. Tea rose scent. Good bushy habit, forming an elegant shrub.
When young, the outer petals form a perfect ring around an inner cup; gradually opening out to form a perfect rosette. The colour is a deep rich crimson that takes on a tinge of mauve just before the petals drop. It has a pleasing, fruity fragrance with hints of green. An excellent shrub for the front of the border or for planting in formal rose beds. Free flowering.
This variety bears some of the most perfectly formed flowers of true old rose character. Starting as attractive, nicely rounded buds, the flowers gradually open to shallow cups with perfectly arranged petals. Their colour is pure pink with soft blush on the outside and a lovely pure pink at the centre; the whole effect being utterly charming. As the blooms age, the colour of the outer petals softens to a pearly shade. The bush grows upright to shoulder height and carries the sweetly, fragrant charming blooms on strong, upright stems.Plant Height: Shoulder HeightColours: Pink , Soft pink Uses: Cut-flowers
This is a charming white performer, which I often thought to rival ‘Iceberg’ in performance. Indeed, when the 60 cm to 70 cm high bushes are in full bloom, one hardly sees a leaf.
These compact bushes untiringly produce flush after flush of clear white, highly fragrant and typically double, open cup shaped flowers.
This rose may be planted as borders, in groups and in containers
Very large, deep cupped flowers of a quite unusual deep and rich golden yellow and exceptional fragrance.
These magnificent flowers are held on strong, upright canes which start arching at a height of about 1.8m. Suitable for training over arches and pergolas.
The foliage is dark, glossy green which shows off the flowers to perfection.
Lovely cupped flowers, filled with petals in the same manner as an Old Rose of a listering yellow and strong scent.
The bushes grow 3m high on the Highveld and are self-supporting.
Although they might spend the first year of their life growing without many blooms, a good show can be expected in spring and a sprinkling of flowers throughout the summer and autumn.
The leaves are healthy and make a good background for flower beds or on walls and fences.
In the Western Cape it can be pruned severely in winter and then will flower profusely as a compact shrub in spring. The same applies to regions in Northern Natal and the South Eastern Free State.
A tough little rose that bears flowers of the most perfect, rosette formation in the purest of rose pink. The combination of growth habit, foliage, prickles and flower shape is closest to the Damask roses but in contrast this rose flowers non-stop into winter.
Plant Height: Shoulder HeightColours: Pink , Rose-pink Uses: Cut-flowers
Large, fully double flowers of deep rosette shape. The colour is a deep crimson, with a certain softness that is reminiscent of some of the old red Gallica Roses. It is a healthy variety, with shiny, deep green leaves and rather upright growth. Its fragrance is most pleasing and rather unusual – basically Tea Rose with a mixture of Old Rose and just a hint of cedar wood.