The nursery runs one of the largest rose breeding programmes in the world. Around 150,000 hand crosses are made each year, which produce about 400,000 seeds. From these about 250,000 seedlings will germinate. Each season, between four to six new David Austin English Roses will be released after nine years of trials.
New varieties for 2014
Boscobel
Perfect rosette blooms. Myrrh fragrance. Vigorous, healthy shrub.
Heathcliff
Large rosette blooms. Tea and old rose scent. Healthy.
Royal Jubilee
Chalice-shaped blooms. Rich, fruity fragrance. Very healthy.
The Lark Ascending
Semi-double, cupped blooms. Exceptionally healthy and vigorous.
Tranquillity
Pure white, rosette blooms. Vigorous, healthy shrub.
 
 
 
New varieties for 2013
Wollerton Old Hall
Glorious chalice-shaped blooms. Extremely fragrant.
Lady Salisbury
Very beautiful, fragrant blooms. Extremely free-flowering.
England's Rose
Glowing pink blooms. Strong, spicy Old Rose fragrance.
The Lady's Blush
Graceful, semi-double blooms. Attractive yellow stamens.
Queen Anne
Deliciously fragrant old rose flowers. A bushy upright shrub.
Fighting Temeraire
A vigorous and healthy shrub. Strong, delicious fragrance.
 
 
New varieties for 2012
Princess Anne
Clusters of beautiful deep pink blooms. Long flowering season.
Skylark
Deep pink, semi-double, open cupped blooms. Very free-flowering.
 
 
New varieties for 2011
Kew Gardens
Small single flowers held in large clusters. Thornless. Bushy and upright.
Lady of Shalott
Beautiful chalice-shaped blooms with a warm spiced tea fragrance.
Susan Williams-Ellis
Charming white rosettes. Strong old rose fragrance. Very healthy and reliable.
Tam o'Shanter
Deep cerise pink rosettes. Graceful arching habit. Very tough and healthy.
The Wedgwood Rose Climbing
This lovely climbing rose has soft, rose pink blooms. Fruity fragrance with hints of cloves.
 
 
 
New varieties for 2010
Princess Alexandra of Kent
Large, deeply-cupped, pink blooms. Delicious fresh tea fragrance.
Young Lycidas
Large deeply cupped blooms of magenta red. Strong, delicious fragrance. Attractive, bushy shrub.
Wisley 2008
Dainty, soft pink rosettes with a fresh, fruity fragrance. Vigorous and outstandingly healthy.
Sir John Betjeman
Beautifully-formed rosettes of brightest pink. Light apple scent. Very healthy with excellent repeating.
Munstead Wood
Deep crimson blooms. Broad, bushy shrub. Strong old rose and fruit fragrance.
 
 
 
New varieties for 2009
Claire Austin
Beautiful white cups on an elegant shrub. Strong myrrh scent with hints of meadowsweet.
Port Sunlight
Rich apricot blooms. with a rich tea rose scent. Vigorous upright growth.
Christopher Marlowe
Vibrant orange-pink rosettes with contrasting yellow centres. Tea scent with hint of lemon.
 
New varieties for 2008
Darcey Bussell
Rich crimson rosettes on a short, bushy shrub. Pleasant fruity fragrance.
Gentle Hermione
Blush pink blooms with many petals. Classic old rose fragrance with myrrh.
Lady of Megginch
Large recurved rosettes. Fruity old rose scent with raspberry notes.
Lichfield Angel
Apricot buds open into domed creamy-white rosettes. Light clove fragrance.
Strawberry Hill
Glorious pink rosettes. A fine myrrh fragrance with a hint of lemon.
Tea Clipper
Large, quartered rosettes. Mixed fragrance: tea, myrrh and fruit.
 
 
New varieties for 2007
Crown Princess Margareta
Large, neatly formed rosettes with a strong, fruity fragrance.
Huntington Rose
A beautiful rose with true old rose character. Strong, arching growth.
Lady Emma Hamilton
Wonderful tangerine-orange blooms with a strong and delicious fruity fragrance
Sister Elizabeth
Charming pink rosettes. Low arching growth - ideal for ground cover.
The Shepherdess
Lovely apricot-pink blooms, with a lemony old rose fragrance.
 
 
 
New varieties for 2006
Harlow Carr
Strong, delicious old rose fragrance. Tough and particularly healthy.
Queen of Sweden
Wide, shallow cups with a myrrh fragrance. Upright, bushy growth. Exceptionally healthy.
Rose of Picardy
Dainty, single flowers of bright red with golden stamens.
Scarborough Fair
A rose of simple charm which creates a wonderful show in the border.
New varieties for 2005
Carding Mill
Gorgeous blooms in mixed shades of apricot pink. Strong myrrh fragrance.
Grace
Pure apricot rosettes with a delicious warm fragrance. An excellent shrub.
Hyde Hall
A large, tough and healthy variety which repeat flowers well. Ideal hedge.
St. Alban
Beautiful soft yellow blooms with a lovely mixed floral fragrance.
The Ingenious Mr Fairchild
Large, fragrant, peony-like blooms on a well-rounded shrub. Very healthy.
 
 
 
 
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01 August 2014