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New for 2018: Three David Austin
English Roses, Including ‘Roald Dahl’

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For spring 2018, David Austin Roses introduces ‘Roald Dahl’ to U.S. and Canadian gardeners. The English Rose with a delicious Tea fragrance features break-through strengths in repeat bloom and disease-resistance, according to Michael Marriott, the technical director and senior rosarian of David Austin Roses in Albrighton, England. Two other English Rose varieties new to North America complete an impressive introductory line up: pretty ‘Imogen’ has soft lemon yellow flowers with a rare button eye of the type seen in antique Gallica and Damask roses, while ‘Bathsheba’ adds a fragrant climber with big beautiful apricot flowers to the Austin collection.

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Perfect Blooms That Beg to
Be Brought Indoors

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There’s a special pleasure in cutting flowers fresh from your own garden. That pleasure is tenfold when the flowers you cut grow in such abundance all season that taking some for the vase still leaves plenty in garden beds. Michael Marriott, longtime technical director of David Austin Roses in Albrighton, UK, offers tips on growing, cutting, caring for and arranging roses fresh from the garden.

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Fragrant rose flier

Most Fragrant English Roses - Downloadable Flier

English Roses are known for fragrance. Recently, David Austin’s technical director and senior rosarian, Michael Marriott catalogued a compendium of the breeder’s top fragrant varieties.

“Rose perfumes entrance us,” says Marriott. “One whiff can excite instant memory recall. Fragrance is so vivid a sensation that it summons up a specific rose variety with remarkable precision, often including recall of the exact time and place when one first encountered it.”

This downloadble two-sided handout lists Marriott's choices of the most exquisite English Roses roses based, above all, on their fragrances.

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Online Editorial Image Gallery

270+ large format images: most sized at 8x10 inches @ 300dpi or larger
(2400 x 3600 pixels and up).

Hi-res and PowerPoint-sized images of David Austin's English roses, garden scenes and more. Searchable by variety name, theme and color.

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All images are provided free and copyright-free for editorial and educational use only. All other rights reserved, David Austin Roses.