• Breeders of english roses
  • Winners of 25 chelsea flower show gold medals
  • 5 Year Guarantee
Eustacia Vye (syn. Sts. Francis and Claire)

Eustacia Vye (syn. Sts. Francis and Claire)

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

An exceedingly pretty rose of soft, glowing apricot-pink
An exceedingly pretty rose of soft, glowing apricot-pink, each bloom packed with numerous delicately ruffled petals. Held on red-tinged stems, the blooms begin as shallow cups, opening to full rosettes, revealing petals of a richer hue, which gradually pale over time. They have a delicious strong fruity fragrance. A very healthy variety; it makes a strong, vigorous shrub with bushy, upright growth. Named after the flawed heroine of Thomas Hardy’s, The Return of the Native. David Austin, 2019.
  • Bred by David Austin

Delivery information

Postage – All products (excluding Potted Roses and Gift Cards)

Standard €8,95

Express €16,95


Postage – Potted Roses

Express €16,95

Postage – Gift Cards

Standard €2,95

 

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We offer a 5 year guarantee

We aim to supply roses of the highest quality. However, with living plants problems occasionally arise. If any roses are damaged on receipt, or if they fail to grow in the first 5 years, we will replace them free of charge. For more details about our guarantee, please contact our customer service team on 0044 1902 376373.

Rose characteristics

  • Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
  • Growth Type Shrub Rose
  • Colour Light apricot pink
  • Fragrance Strength Strong
  • Flowering Repeat Flowering
  • Height 125cm
  • Width 90cm
  • Breeder David Austin
  • Appellation Ausegdon
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Looking for help?

At David Austin Roses we’re committed to helping you through every stage of growing roses – from selecting the right variety to giving your rose the care it needs to thrive. If you’re ready to buy or need more help, talk to one of our friendly rose experts. 

Roses are easy to care for

  • Water roses until well established Water until well established
  • Prune roses once in winter Prune once in the winter
  • Feed roses twice Feed twice, once in spring and once in summer

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we’ve been asked many times in the past. If your question isn’t covered visit our dedicated FAQ’s page or contact one of our helpful rose experts.

What is the difference between a climber and a rambler?

Climbers generally have large blooms on not too vigorous, rather stiff growth and most repeat flower. Ramblers are in general, much more vigorous. They will produce great quantities of small flowers, although most do not repeat flower. There are exceptions to both these rules: for instance Malvern Hills and Snow Goose are repeat-flowering ramblers whereas Cecile Brunner Climbing is a once flowering climber with small flowers.

Most climbers are best for walls, trellises, arches, obelisks whereas ramblers are generally better for growing into trees and covering pergolas or large structures such as garages or sheds.

What’s the difference between a potted and a bare root rose? Which is best?

When ordering from us you have the choice of buying our roses as bare roots or in pots. Neither option is superior, it is simply a matter of personal choice. Whichever option you choose, your roses are guaranteed to bloom next summer – and for many summers to come.

Please note: ramblers, once flowering Old Roses and species roses all flower on mature wood and therefore may not flower in the first year after planting.

BARE ROOT ROSES

Availability period: November – May

Bare root roses are dormant plants, dug up from the field and shipped without soil. They are the ideal choice if you’re purchasing a large number of roses, as they are very lightweight and are therefore easier to handle in the garden.

POTTED ROSES

Availability period: All Year

Potted roses are the very same roses as bare root roses. After each rose is dug up from the field, it is planted into a 6 litre pot, with our specially formulated planting mix. They are ideal for adding instant colour to the garden during the summer months, as well as making thoughtful gifts throughout the year.

Which roses can I grow in shade?

Please click here to see a list of roses that are ideal for growing in shade.

Which are the most fragrant roses?

Please click here to see a list of our most fragrant roses.

Take a closer look

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Detailed Description

An exceedingly pretty rose of soft, glowing apricot-pink, each bloom packed with numerous delicately ruffled petals. Held on red-tinged stems, the blooms begin as shallow cups, opening to full rosettes, revealing petals of a richer hue, which gradually pale over time. They have a delicious strong fruity fragrance. A very healthy variety; it makes a strong, vigorous shrub with bushy, upright growth. Named after the flawed heroine of Thomas Hardy’s, The Return of the Native. David Austin, 2019.

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains.

From a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

  • Gentle Hermione

    Gentle Hermione

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    Shrub Rose

    €21.95

  • Queen of Sweden

    Queen of Sweden

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    Shrub Rose

    €21.95

  • Scepter'd Isle

    Scepter'd Isle

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
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    €21.95

  • Emily Brontë

    Emily Brontë

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
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    €25.50

  • The Mill on the Floss

    The Mill on the Floss

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    Shrub Rose

    €25.50

  • Vanessa Bell

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    English Musk Hybrid

    €23.50

  • James L. Austin

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    English Old Rose Hybrid

    €23.50

  • England's Rose

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    English Old Rose Hybrid

    €21.95

  • The Lady Gardener

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    English Old Rose Hybrid

    €21.95