Thomas à Becket™

(Auswinston) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin
Color: Crimson-red
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium, Old Rose
Size: Large Shrub 5ft 4ft
Bloom Size: Large

This is a variety of very different character from the general run of English Roses, being rather closer to the Species Roses than to the Old Roses and more natural and shrubby in growth. Read more

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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.
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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

This is a variety of very different character from the general run of English Roses, being rather closer to the Species Roses than to the Old Roses and more natural and shrubby in growth. A striking crimson-red; the individual flowers can best be described as shallowly cupped, opening as informal rosettes; the petals quickly reflexing as the flowers age. They are held in medium-sized heads; the individual blooms nodding attractively on the stem. They have an Old Rose fragrance with a strong lemon zest character. It forms a strong, rather informal shrub. Named for Canterbury Cathedral.

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: Medium, Old Rose
Bloom Size: Large 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 5ft 4ft
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2013
Suitable for zones: Zones 5-11
Petal Count: 63 petals

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

Named for Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, UK.