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Roald Dahl

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

Bears perfect apricot blooms, almost continuously throughout the summer
Soft orange-red buds open to medium-sized, cupped rosettes of perfect apricot colouring. They are produced almost continuously, are extremely robust and have a lovely fruity Tea scent. Very healthy; it matures into an attractive, rounded, bushy shrub with few thorns. Named to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth, with the approval of his wife, Liccy Dahl - the colouring reminiscent of the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach. £2.50 from the sale of each rose will be donated to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. David Austin, 2016.
  • Bred by David Austin

Delivery information

Postage – All products (excluding Potted Roses)

Standard €8,95

Express €16,95


Postage – Potted Roses

Express €16,95

 

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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
  • Sub Type English Musk Hybrid
  • Colour Apricot
  • Fragrance Strength Medium
  • Flowering Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance Excellent
  • Height 1,25m
  • Width 1m
  • Breeder David Austin
  • Year of Introduction 2016
  • Appellation Ausowlish
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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.

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Detailed Description

Soft orange-red buds open to medium-sized, cupped rosettes of perfect apricot colouring. They are produced almost continuously, are extremely robust and have a lovely fruity Tea scent. Very healthy; it matures into an attractive, rounded, bushy shrub with few thorns. Named to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth, with the approval of his wife, Liccy Dahl - the colouring reminiscent of the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach. £2.50 from the sale of each rose will be donated to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. David Austin, 2016.

Growth Habit

Over time it matures into a very attractive, rounded, bushy shrub with mid-green foliage and few thorns. Overall, this is a charismatic rose that will be a valuable addition to any garden.

Origins of the name

This variety was named with the approval of Roald Dahl's wife, Felicity Dahl, to highlight Roald's love of gardening. The colour of the rose immediately brought to mind the eponymous peach in James and the Giant Peach, one of Roald Dahl's best-loved novels. Throughout 2016, there will be many celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 including the launch of this new rose named in his honour.

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.

  • Grace

    Grace

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    Shrub Rose

    €21.95

  • Port Sunlight

    Port Sunlight

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    Shrub Rose

    €21.95

  • Summer Song

    Summer Song

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    Shrub Rose

    €21.95

  • The Lady Gardener

    The Lady Gardener

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    Shrub Rose

    €21.95

  • Dame Judi Dench

    Dame Judi Dench

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    Shrub Rose

    €23.50

  • Dame Judi Dench

    English Rose - bred by David Austin
    English Musk Hybrid

    €23.50