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2017 Introductions from David Austin Roses



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

Press Release 540 words
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 114 Austin-bred English Rose varieties are now available to American and Canadian gardeners.

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David Austin's Handbook of Roses 2017

Press Release 540 words
The 2017 David Austin Handbook of Roses is now available. The elegant, encyclopedic catalog that could double as a coffee-table book is free to U.S. and Canadian gardeners from www.davidaustinroses.com/us/. The handbook and related website feature David Austin Roses’ complete 2017 North American collection of bare root roses, including all 114 English Rose varieties bred by famed British rose hybridizer David Austin that are currently available on this side of the Atlantic.
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Profiles of 2017 English Rose
Introductions For the U.S. and Canada

Rose Profiles 880 words

New for Spring 2017: David Austin Roses brings American and Canadian gardeners two new, strongly-perfumed English Roses, ‘Desdemona’ and ‘The Ancient Mariner’. This article features descriptions of the 2017 North American introductions, along with quotes from Michael Marriott, Austin’s technical director and senior rosarian.

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David Austin at 91:
A Romantic Quest Continues

Feature 530 words
Most folks in their 90s are not, by definition, future oriented. David Austin, the legendary English rose breeder, is an exception. At a time of life when most people are long retired, he is introducing some of the best roses he has ever created – still driven by the prospect of even better roses yet to come.
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