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English Rose 'Desdemona'

2017: New David Austin English Roses:
Ready for Their Close-ups in Dual Roles

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North American gardeners keen for the first whiff of spring will be cheered as David Austin Roses unveils its newest English Roses for Spring 2017: pure white ‘Desdemona’ and glowing pink ‘The Ancient Mariner’. Both roses are products of a 20-year Austin breeding program that is achieving exceptional levels of disease-resistance, free-flowering bloom, fragrance, beauty and charm. With the new introductions, a total of 105 Austin-bred English Rose varieties are now available to American and Canadian gardeners.

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For 2016, David Austin Roses Introduces
"Possibly The Best Rose We’ve Ever Bred"


In Spring 2016, U.S. and Canadian gardeners get their chance to grow the charming soft pink English Rose that David Austin himself calls "possibly the best rose we’ve ever bred." Other introductions include ‘The Poet’s Wife’, Austin’s first yellow English Rose introduction since ‘Charles Darwin’ in 2003; and ‘The Lady of the Lake’, Austin’s fourth repeat-blooming short rambler rose.

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For 2015, Four Irresistible New English Roses

For Spring 2015, David Austin introduces four delightful English Roses to U.S. and Canadian gardeners. All four feature classic Austin rose attributes – a romantic old-fashioned flower form, heady fragrance and masses of blooms all season long. The Austin team has selected an intensely-fragrant, apricot-colored rose that re-blooms fast and furiously all season; Austin’s first pink repeat-blooming rambler rose bred for shorter length; and a shrubby, fragrant red rose that’s perfect for informal settings; and an especially fragrant clear pink rose that repeat blooms quickly early summer through frost. Each offers attributes that will excite rose lovers of all stripes.

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Crocus Rose



The Royal Horticulture Society Honors
Twenty-Eight David Austin English Roses

To date, the Royal Horticulture Society in London has named 28 varieties of David Austin English Roses, to its list of recipients of the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Princess Anne


'Princess Anne' is Named Featured Rose

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In celebration of its 28 RHS honors, David Austin Roses has selected AGM-recipient Rosa ‘Princess Anne’ as its newest “featured rose” for North America.

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David Austin's ‘Graham Thomas’ Awarded
Rose World’s Highest Accolade

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It’s official: David Austin’s rose ‘Graham Thomas’ (Ausmas) is the World’s Favorite Rose, according to the rose aficionados in the 41 member countries that make up the World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS). Rosa ‘Graham Thomas’ becomes only the 14th rose in 33 years to win the triennial accolade – considered by many to be the rose world’s highest honor.

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