Sir John Betjeman

(Ausvivid) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin
PAT. PP20941

Best For Flowering

Color: Crimson-red
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Light,
Size: Large Shrub 3ft 4ft
Bloom Size: Medium

The flowers start as small buds, opening to full petalled, wide open rosettes of a bright crimson-red. As the flowers age, the blooms becomes dome-shaped while the color – unusually for the English Roses – gradually intensifies. Read more

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 bare root rose

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WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are shipped without soil or foliage. Best planted between January to May, depending on your hardiness zone, they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
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 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are shipped without soil or foliage. Best planted between January to May, depending on your hardiness zone, they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
$32.00
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Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

Description

The flowers start as small buds, opening to full petalled, wide open rosettes of a bright crimson-red. As the flowers age, the blooms becomes dome-shaped while the color – unusually for the English Roses – gradually intensifies. It forms a very bushy, neatly rounded shrub with slightly arching growth. Named after the well-known writer, journalist and broadcaster.

Characteristics

Color: Crimson-red
Flowering: Repeat Flowering REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING? REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Light,
Bloom Size: Medium BLOOM SIZE GUIDE Bloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: English Shrub Rose
Size: Large Shrub SIZE GUIDE All measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June 3ft 4ft
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2008
Suitable for zones: Zones 5-11
Petal Count: 130 petals

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

Betjeman's daughter, Mrs Candida Lycett Green and The Betjeman Society asked us to name this rose after the well-known writer, journalist and broadcaster. He also opened people’s eyes to the value of the buildings and landscape around them. At the time of his death, in 1984, he held the post of Poet Laureate and is commemorated in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey.