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Our 2019 David Austin Rose Collection

Posted on January 28, 2019 in Garden, Staff Picks, Spring Gardening

Written by West Coast Gardens

David Austin roses are known for their beauty, strength and individual unique qualities. Each one is special, with a fragrance, colour and flower shape that creates personality in your garden.  This year we’ve chosen a wide variety of David Austin roses for you to pre-order from West Coast Gardens! Whether it’s for a garden bed, rose border, hedge or wall, we’ve got the perfect rose addition, ready to be picked-up in May.

We were extremely sad to hear of the passing of David Austin on December 18th, 2018. His legacy and dedication to breeding unique English Roses for everyone to enjoy, will be remembered with every one that blooms.

Roses will be available for delivery or pick-up between May 6-12th. By that date your rose bush will have begun to show leaves, and will bloom in your garden in June.

Varieties of Rose Plants

Shrub Rose  – These roses have natural, shrubby growth in a traditional bush shape. Their habit can be bushy, upright or elegantly arching and their height can vary from being quite short to tall.

Rambling RoseMuch more vigorous than shrub roses, they will produce great quantities of small flowers, although most do not repeat flower in one year. They are excellent for growing into trees and covering pagodas or large structures such as garages or sheds.

Climbing Rose – Generally have large blooms on not too vigorous, rather stiff growth, and most repeat flower during the year. Climbers are best grown on walls, trellises, arches and obelisks.

Standard RoseThese plants are created by budding three shrubs on a stem; hence the dramatic ‘tree-like’ effect. They are ideal for creating focal points in key areas of the garden and can also be used to line a path, frame a doorway or bring interest to a bare wall. 

Our 2019 Collection 

Jubilee Celebration

Shrub Rose

Large, domed, coral-pink flowers are held elegantly above the foliage on graceful, arching branches. This rose has a strong, delicious fruity fragrance with hints of fresh lemon and raspberry. Grows around 4’x4′.

Gentle Hermione

shrub rose

Hermione bears pink flowers of true old rose character. Their colour is pure pink with soft blush on the outside and a lovely pure pink at the centre; the whole effect being totally charming. This plant has excellent health.  Hermione is the faithful wife of Leontes, the King of Sicila, in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Grows around 4’x4′.

Queen of Sweden

shrub rose

A charming rose with soft pink, flowers and elegant, upright growth. There is a classic myrrh fragrance. An exceptionally healthy plant that grows well even in poor soil Grows around 4’x4′.

Olivia Rose Austin

Shrub rose

Shallowly cupped, soft pink rosettes with a fruity fragrance. This plant has vigorous growth and repeat flowering throughout the season. Exceptionally healthy with disease resistance.  Grows around 3.5’x3.5′.

The Albrighton Rambler

Rambling Rose

A repeat-flowering variety which, unusually for a rambler, has fully double flowers that are small and cup-shaped. They are blush pink, and are held in large, gracefully hanging sprays. Grows around 16′ tall.

Eglantyne 

Standard Rose

We regard this as one of the most beautiful of the English Roses. The flowers are quite large and of exquisite formation. It is sweetly fragrant, with a charming, medium-strong Old Rose scent. Grows to 18′ tall.

Falstaff

shrub rose

Falstaff bears large, blooms of rich, dark crimson, which eventually turn a wonderful shade of rich purple. A classic rose for your garden. There is a powerful Old Rose fragrance. Grows to about 4’x4′.

Munstead Wood

shrub rose

Light crimson buds gradually open to reveal very deep velvety crimson blooms, with lighter coloured outer petals. There is a strong Old Rose scent that is warm and fruity with blackberry, blueberry and damson notes. Grows to about 3.5’x3.5′.

Winchester Cathedral 

standard rose

Beautiful white flowers with the occasional slightest touch of buff pink at the centre. This bush produces a mass of flowers and continues to bloom at regular intervals throughout the summer. There is a delicious fragrance with hints of honey and almond blossom, which becomes much stronger in warmer weather. Grows to about 3.5’x3.5′.

Claire Austen

climbing rose

This vigorous, upright, free-flowering rose makes a very good climber in both beauty and performance. The flowers have a strong myrrh fragrance with dashes of meadowsweet, vanilla and heliotrope. Grows to about 11.5′.

Crocus Rose

shrub rose

Large clusters of charming, creamy white, rosette-shaped blooms. Delightful tea rose fragrance. Free-flowering plant. Graceful, bushy growth for a full rosebush in your garden. Grows to about 4′ x 4′.

Windermere

Shrub rose

The blooms start as perfectly rounded buds, opening to full, cupped flowers that are rich cream at first, fading to almost pure white in the sun. A beautiful classic rose bush for the garden. Grows to about 4’x3′.

Lichfield Angel

shrub rose

Peachy-pink buds open into large, domed, cream blooms, which flower with great regularity. The blooms in sunshine are almost pure white. This bush forms a vigorous, rounded, almost thornless shrub. Named after an 8th century limestone sculptured panel, discovered in Lichfield Cathedral. Grows to 5’x5′.

Charles Darwin

shrub rose

Large, cupped, yellow flowers tending almost towards mustard. They have a strong, delicious fragrance, varying between soft floral tea and pure lemon. Charles Darwin becomes a sturdy shrub with broad, spreading growth. Named after the naturalist who was born in Shropshire. Grows to 4.5’x4′.

Graham Thomas

climbing rose

Bears medium-sized, cupped blooms of an unusually rich, pure yellow. There is a light tea fragrance, with a cool violet character. It forms a bushy, upright and vigorous shrub, with attractive, smooth green foliage. Grows to 4’x4′.

Roald Dahl

Shrub rose

Soft orange-red buds open to medium-sized, cupped rosettes of perfect apricot colouring. They are produced almost continuously, are extremely robust and have a lovely fruity tea scent. Named to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, the colouring reminiscent of the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach. Grows to about 4’x4′.

Port Sunlight

Shrub Rose

Medium-sized rosettes of rich apricot, paling towards the edges. The bush repeat flowers almost continually until the first frosts. A vigorous, rather upright shrub. Named after the model village in the Wirral where there is a beautiful garden of English Roses. Grows to 4’x4′.

Grace

standard rose

A beautiful variety with flowers of a lovely pure apricot – darker in the middle, paler towards the edges. The unusual, narrow petals give this rose a very different appearance. There is a delicious, warm and sensuous fragrance. Very healthy and repeat flowers well. Grow stories about 3.2’x3.2′.

Bathsheba

Climbing Rose

Apricot-yellow buds open to shallowly cupped, many petalled rosettes, each about 4″ across. They are a beautiful blend of subtle apricot-pink and soft yellow, giving the overall impression of apricot, with creamy outer petals. There is a superb floral myrrh fragrance, with hints of honey and tea. Grows to about 9.8′.

Lady of Shallot

Climbing rose

A striking rose, as well as one of the hardiest and most reliable. Gorgeous apricot-yellow, chalice-shaped blooms. Healthy with vigorous, bushy growth. Ideal for beginner gardeners. Fantastic flowers that bloom all summer and disease resistant. Grows to 4’x4′.

Planting Your Rose

Need some pointers on planting and caring for your new rose? Our blog post “Planting Your New Rose Like A Boss” will give you all the information you need to start out with your new rose, and continue keeping it happy in your garden! 

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