We have so many wonderful roses to show you that I am going to have to spread them across several articles. Why am I showing you these now, in September? Well, I am showing them to you now so that you have time to consider which ones are perfect for your garden. So sit back, relax and enjoy. All images courtesy of David Austin Roses Limited.
You really will be spoilt for choice
2019 will be our second year selling David Ausin roses and we have expanded our selection of roses for sale. For 2019 we have not only more shrub roses but also more climbing roses and a good selection of the best rambling roses. We have a limited number of each available, however, (10-20 depending upon the variety), so it is best to get your order in quick.
Our pick of the best shrub roses for you
This rose has graceful, medium-sized,semi-double flowers of a pleasing apricot colour and are produced from the ground upwards and are held in large heads of up to 15 roses. This rose is absolutely stunning, here in the Moosbach Garden we have a corner bed planted up with 3 of these and it looks stunning when it flowers. In a good climate it is not unusual for this rose to reach a height of 1 3/4 metres. My experience with this rose is that a puts up a fantastic display early on and although it does throw the occasional flower after this it should be treated as a bonus rather than be expected.
A pretty rose bearing numerous cupped flowers with yellow stamens. The rose is a lovely light pink colour with a powerful Myrrh fragrance. The rose has a delicacy about it that is really quite romantic in the old fashioned style of roses. Again, in the right climate this rose can grow to at least 1 1/2 metres tall. A good repeat flowerer.
A striking variety with large single flowers in coral-pink. One of the largest English roses forming a big bushy shrub with wonderful rose hips in Winter. It grows to a height of about 1.8 metres.
This a smaller rose, (90cm x 90cm) but again given the right conditions it can acheive more height but probably suited to the front of a flower bed rather than at the back. It is a good repeat flowerer but only with a light to medium strength fragrance.
Rich orange-red buds open up to chalice shaped blooms that are filled with loosely aranged orange petals. It has a nice warm tea fragrance of a medium strength and will grow to about 1 1/2 metres in the right climate. The perfume has tomes of apple and cloves. This rose is also available as a climber and as a standard rose.
Blooms of orange and yellow paired with a strong fruity fragrance make this rose a firm favourite. It grows to just over 1 metre tall so is probably best suited to the front of the flower bed or even in a large teracota pot on a patio.
I simply adore this rose, it is just so beautiful, has a gorgeous perfume and a really good repeat flowerer. In the right situation will grow to 1 1/2 metres or more. This is in my top 5 favourite roses.
Large coral-pink flowers are held gracefuly on arching stems. It has a strong fruity fragrance with tones of lemon and raspberry. In better climates it can grow to 1 1/2 metres.
An exceptionally beautiful rose of a delicate soft pink with a strong Tea fragrance. Can grow up to 1 1/2 metres in the right climate. Perfume exhibits tones of lemon and grapefruit. This rose has a strong, healthy, upright growth.
This rose is simply top-class. It repeat flowers extremely well, is very vigorous and disease resistent and the flowers are perfection. A middle strength perfume of a fruity nature. Can easily grow to 2 metres tall in the right climate.
A firm favourite here in the Moosbach Garden with a filled bloom more reminiscent of a peony. Lovely colour and repeat flowers well. Can easily reach 1 1/2 metres in height.
A lovely rose with darker pink flower reminiscent of salmon. Can easily reach 1 1/2 metres high and repeat flowers well. The blooms last well in full sun and heat. It has a strong Myrrh fragrance.
A beautiful white rose that start as peachy-pink buds, it has a strong old rose fragrance and can grow up to 1 1/2 metres. Very, very beautiful.
So I hope that this has given you some food for thought, I haven`t included all of the roses that we have on offer for 2019 but you get the idea. The sizes that I have quoted here are not guaranteed and do not come from David Austin roses but from my own experience. All roses do better with lots of direct sunlight and lots of water, in colder climates you should expect less growth. If you do not have at lease 4 hours of sunlight per day in the Summer than maybe a plant other than a rose might fare better. I aam always happy to offer my opinion or answer any questions that you might have.