David Austin Rose Pre-Order for Spring 2021

40 Different Roses and 7 Different Tree Roses

Welcome to the World of David Austin Roses!

We are excited to offer our largest pre-order ever with 40 different cultivars of David Austin roses plus seven different types of David Austin tree roses for pick-up or shipping in early spring 2020.

David Austin roses are some of the most renowned and beloved roses in the world. Since the 1950s David Austin has been working to combine the beauty and romance of old roses with the performance of modern roses. More specifically his goal has been to bring together the flower forms and fragrance of old roses with the wider colour range and repeat-flowering of modern roses.

You need only look at the photographs and to grow your first David Austin rose to understand that these English roses are unique in the rose world. They will quickly grow into magnificent shrubs and climbers that will transform your garden with their old world charm, fragrance, and performance.

Characteristics of David Austin Roses:

  • Form: David Austin roses tend to grow as shapely shrubs with a bushy mounding or arching growth habit. The climbers are strong and vigorous usually with flowering down to the base.
  • Flowers: A wide range of colours with unique multi-petaled blooms. Note that most rose flowers change in colour as they age often with different colours exhibited in bud, when the rose first opens, and as the flower ages. If colour is extremely important to you then please look at multiple photos online to make sure you are selecting the perfect cultivar for you.
  • Fragrance: Renowned for their strong and diverse fragrances including old rose, tea, myrrh, fruity, and musk.
  • Repeat-flowering: Cultivars will repeat flower providing a long season of interest.
  • Design Potential: Highly versatile for different garden styles and uses including mixed flower beds, traditional rose borders, fragrant hedges, large pots and containers, for the cutting garden, and for large landscape plantings.
  • Health: Bred for vigour and garden performance with excellent disease resistance. Every cultivar is trialled under rigorous conditions for eight years before being introduced to the gardening public.

David Austin Roses from Phoenix Perennials

Our David Austin roses are available for pre-order through fall and winter for pick-up or shipping in early spring 2021. We have limited quantities of each rose so please order early to avoid disappointment.

Our David Austin roses are grafted onto Dr Huey rootstock which is widely regarded as the best option for the Canadian climate. Hardiness is rated as zone 4 or 5 for our David Austin roses, depending on cultivar. Please refer to the individual stats for each rose for this and other details. There are tricks to grow these roses in colder zones than their official rating. Read our article on “How to Grow David Austin Roses in Zone 3”.

Full ordering and shipping details are below. Without further ado, have a look at all the beautiful roses!

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

A variety of unusual colouring with an intensely fruity fragrance and hardiness to zone 4

Glowing, deep red-pink rosette-shaped blooms. Lovely, intensely fruity fragrance with hints of wine and pear drops. Very healthy with vigorous, bushy growth. Repeat flowering. Highly fragrant. Ideal for pots and containers.
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ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type: English Leander Hybrid
  • Color: Red pink
  • Fragrance Strength: Medium Fragrance
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Good
  • Height: 4.5ft or allow to grow as a climber to 8-10ft
  • Width: 3.5ft
  • Breeder: David Austin
  • Year of Introduction: 2001
  • Appellation: Ausencart
  • Suitable for zones: Zones 4-11
  • Petal Count: 60 petals

DARCEY BUSSELL

A compact shrub which flowers freely with excellent continuity

Beautiful, deep crimson rosettes with a delightful fruity fragrance. An exceptional variety which flowers freely and repeats well. Very healthy. Compact, bushy growth. Repeat flowering. Ideal for pots and containers. Ideal for hedging.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type: English Old Rose Hybrid
  • Color: Light red
  • Fragrance Strength: Light Fragrance
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Good
  • Height: 4ft
  • Width: 3ft
  • Suitable for zones:: Zones 5-11
  • Petal Count: 80 petals
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SOPHY’S ROSE

Wide, rosette blooms, which repeat flower extremely well

Light red, wide, rosette-shaped flowers. Very healthy and repeat-flowers extremely well. Light tea fragrance.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type: English Old Rose Hybrid
  • Color: Deep crimson
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Good
  • Height: 4ft
  • Width: 4ft
  • Breeder: David Austin
  • Year of Introduction: 2006
  • Appellation: Ausdecorum
  • Suitable for zones: Zones 5-11
  • Petal Count: 70 petals

TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES

A beautiful, red climbing rose with lovely old rose fragrance hardy to zone 4

Large, bright crimson blooms. Good Old Rose fragrance. Flowers freely from early in the season.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Climbing Rose
  • Sub Type: English Old Rose Hybrid
  • Color: Crimson
  • Fragrance Strength: Medium Fragrance
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Average
  • Height: 6ft or allow to grow as a climber to 6-10ft
  • Width: 5ft
  • Suitable for zones: Zones 4-11
  • Petal Count: 110 petals

THOMAS À BECKET

Fragrant, informal rosettes combine with natural, shrubby growth.

Light red, informal rosettes. Old Rose fragrance. Natural, shrubby growth. Particularly reliable and healthy. Very quick to repeat flower. Good disease resistance. Highly Fragrant.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Fragrance Strength: Medium Fragrance
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Excellent
  • Height: 5ft
  • Width: 4ft
  • Suitable for zones: Zones 5-11
  • Petal Count: 63 petals

BOSCOBEL

Perfectly formed, beautifully fragrant, upward-facing blooms

Perfectly formed, rich salmon rosettes. A beautifully complex myrrh fragrance. Very healthy, with vigorous, upright, bushy growth. Good for disease resistance. Repeat flowering. Exceptional fragrance.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type: English Leander Hybrid
  • Color: Rich salmon
  • Fragrance Strength: Strong Fragrance
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Excellent
  • Height: 4ft
  • Width: 4ft
  • Breeder: David Austin
  • Year of Introduction: 2012
  • Appellation: Auscousin
  • Suitable for zones: Zones 5-11
  • Petal Count: 78 petals
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JAMES L. AUSTIN

A rose of great beauty, with large rosette blooms

Bears large, many petalled, deep pink rosettes, each with a button eye. There is a light-medium strength fruity fragrance. It forms a neat and tidy shrub with a bushy, upright habit. Named for the son of David Austin Senior and brother of David Austin Junior. David Austin, 2017.
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ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type: English Old Rose Hybrid
  • Color: Deep pink
  • Fragrance Strength: Light-medium
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Excellent
  • Height: 4ft
  • Width: 3ft
  • Breeder: David Austin
  • Year of Introduction: 2017
  • Appellation: Auspike
  • Suitable for zones: Zones 5-11

ROYAL JUBILEE

Large chalice-shaped blooms with a lovely rich fruity fragrance

Large, chalice-shaped blooms of a lovely deep pink. Wonderful, rich, fruity fragrance with hints of blackcurrant. Healthy, vigorous growth.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type: English Alba Hybrid
  • Color: Deep pink
  • Fragrance Strength: Medium-strong
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Good
  • Height: 5ft
  • Width: 4ft
  • Breeder: David Austin
  • Year of Introduction: 2012
  • Appellation: Auspaddle
  • Suitable for zones: Zones 5-11
  • Petal Count: 35 petals
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EMILY BRONTË – New for 2021

Extremely beautiful, with distinctive, strongly fragrant blooms
An exceptionally beautiful rose with distinctive neat, flat blooms. Each bloom is a lovely soft pink, the smaller central petals deepening to rich apricot and surrounding deep-set stamens. The strong Tea scent becomes more Old Rose, with delicious hints of lemon and grapefruit. It forms a bushy shrub with strong, healthy, upright growth. Named for the Brontë Society to celebrate the bicentenary of the novelist’s birth.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Color: Soft pink and apricot
  • Fragrance Strengt Strong Fragrance
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Excellent
  • Height: 4ft
  • Width: 3.5ft
  • Suitable for zone: Zones 5-11
  • Petal Count: 106 petals

GENTLE HERMIONE

Perfect Old rose blooms with a classic fragrance hardy to zone 4
Beautiful, pure pink blooms. Particularly resistant to rain. There is a strong, classic, Old Rose scent. Attractive, healthy growth. Good for disease resistance. Repeat flowering. Exceptional fragrance.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type: English Old Rose Hybrid
  • Color: Pink
  • Fragrance Strength: Strong Fragrance
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Excellent
  • Height: 4ft
  • Width: 3ft
  • Suitable for zones: Zones 5-11
  • Petal Count: 90 petals

GERTRUDE JEKYLL

Twice voted England’s favourite rose with beautiful flowers and hardiness to zone 4

Beautiful, rich pink rosettes with the quintessential Old Rose fragrance: superb, strong and perfectly balanced. Very healthy and reliable. Repeat flowering. Exceptional fragrance. Voted England’s favourite rose by BBC Gardener’s World viewers.
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ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type: English Old Rose Hybrid
  • Color: Rich pink
  • Fragrance Strength: Strong Fragrance
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Good
  • Height: 5ft or allow to grow as a climber to 8-10ft
  • Width: 3.5ft
  • Suitable for zones: Zones 4-11
  • Petal Count: 80 petals

HARLOW CARR

A tough little rose with strongly fragrant rosette blooms and hardiness to zone 4

Perfectly formed, pure pink rosette blooms, which are produced very freely and have a strong Old Rose fragrance. Attractive, bushy growth. Exceptionally healthy. Good for disease resistance. Repeat flowering. Exceptional fragrance.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Rose Type: English Rose
  • Growth Type: Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type: English Old Rose Hybrid
  • Color: Rose pink
  • Fragrance Strength: Strong Fragrance
  • Flowering: Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance: Excellent
  • Height: 4ft
  • Width: 3ft
  • Suitable for zones: Zones 4-11
  • Petal Count: 120 petals
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