Standard Roses
Standard Roses are magnificent garden plants. They are created by budding three shrubs on a stem; hence the dramatic effect. We believe English Roses, with their natural, bushy growth and beautiful, fragrant flowers, are the finest roses for growing as standards. They are ideal for creating focal points in key areas of the garden and can also be used to line a path, frame a doorway or bring interest to a bare wall. Standards are useful for adding height to a border and look particularly impressive when planted closely together in groups of three or four. It is important to stake standards at planting time.

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).
English Rose Standards
Ambridge Rose, Standard
Anne Boleyn, Standard
Boscobel, Standard
Brother Cadfael, Standard
Charlotte, Standard
Claire Austin, Standard
Crocus Rose, Standard
Darcey Bussell, Standard
Eglantyne, Standard
Gentle Hermione, Standard
Golden Celebration, Standard
Grace, Standard
Graham Thomas, Standard
Harlow Carr, Standard
Jubilee Celebration Standard
Lady Emma Hamilton, Standard
Lady of Shalott, Standard
L D Braithwaite, Standard
Mary Rose, Standard
Molineux, Standard
Munstead Wood, Standard
Olivia Rose Austin, Standard
Pat Austin, Standard
Port Sunlight, Standard
Princess Alexandra of Kent, Standard
Princess Anne, Standard
Sir John Betjeman, Standard
Sophy's Rose, Standard
Tranquillity, Standard
Wildeve, Standard
Winchester Cathedral, Standard
Wisley 2008, Standard
Shrub Rose Standards
Ballerina, Standard
Bonica, Standard
Flower Carpet, Standard
White Flower Carpet, Standard
Hybrid Tea Standards
Elina (Peaudouce), Standard
Silver Jubilee, Standard
Warm Wishes, Standard
 
Floribunda Standards
Braveheart, Standard
Iceberg, Standard
Margaret Merril, Standard
 
Weeping Standards
Félicité-Perpétue, Weeping Standard
François Juranville, Weeping Standard
Super Dorothy Weeping Standard
Super Excelsa, Weeping Standard
Using Standard Roses
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.
 
 

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04 August 2015