With their large fragrant flowers and strong, bushy growth, many of the English Roses make exceptionally fine standard roses.
Standard roses are a great way to create height. It is important to make sure the surrounding roses are low-growing and are kept hard pruned so that they do not reach the head of the standard.
These roses make superb centrepieces for small gardens, giving a highly decorative, rather formal effect. In a large bed, a group of three or four planted together (about 2 ft apart) will look most impressive.
One traditional use is to plant two rows of standards, set some distance apart on each side of a garden path.
They will create focal points in smaller lawns where a tree might be too overpowering, or would cast too much shade.
All David Austin Standard Roses are budded at a height of 3 ft 3 in (100cm), except Weeping standards which are budded at 4 ft 3 in (130cm).
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