• Breeders of english roses
  • Winners of 24 chelsea flower show gold medals
  • 5 Year Guarantee

Wild Edric

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

Strongly fragrant, semi-double blooms
Pointed buds open to semi-double flowers of velvety rich pink, exposing golden stamens. The strong Old Rose fragrance has hints of cloves, watercress and cucumber. It forms a bushy, upright, thorny shrub with pointed, dark green foliage. Named after a Saxon Lord from Shropshire. David Austin, 2005.
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • 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
  • Colour Rich pink
  • Fragrance Strength Strong
  • Flowering Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance Average
  • Height 1,25m
  • Width 1,25m
  • Breeder David Austin
  • Year of Introduction 2005
  • Appellation Aushedge
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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

Pointed buds open to semi-double flowers of velvety rich pink, exposing golden stamens. The strong Old Rose fragrance has hints of cloves, watercress and cucumber. It forms a bushy, upright, thorny shrub with pointed, dark green foliage. Named after a Saxon Lord from Shropshire. David Austin, 2005.

Growth Habit

‘Wild Edric’ is one of our healthiest roses. It forms a tall, bushy, upright shrub that is very easy to care for. The pointed, clean cut foliage is dark green on top and paler green underneath. It produces long, thin, pale green thorns. ‘Wild Edric’ is not only suitable for the border, but is also ideal for, hedging, semi-wild planting and landscaping large areas.

Origins of the name

Wild Edric was a Saxon Lord from Shropshire. He was a leader of the English Saxon resistance during the Norman Conquest. Legend has it that he married a fairy princess who agreed to marry him, as long as he never reproached her. They lived happily together for many years, when one morning he reproached her and she instantly disappeared. Heartbroken, he wandered the countryside in search of her but never found her. His ghost is said to be still seen riding across the Shropshire hills.

Awards

Won first prize for Best Landscaping Variety at the 2012 French National Horticultural Society (SNHF) Trials.

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.