English roses grow very well in Australia. They make
superb shrubs for rose borders and for mixed borders with herbaceous plants
and other shrubs. With their very long flowering season - up to eight
to nine months of the year - they will be the central focus of any planting
scheme. Their soft colours harmonise beautifully with almost any other
English Roses are not only notable for the charm and
beauty of their flowers and their elegant growth, but also for their rich
and varying fragrances. In this way, they are undoubtedly second to none.
Among them, you will find not only the beautiful Old Rose fragrance, but
the Tea Rose fragrance, the Musk Rose fragrance, the fragrance of myrrh
- and a whole variety of other fragrances; indeed, no other group of flowers,
of any kind, can rival them in this respect.
There is a wide range of varieties available, each
with their very own distinctive character. However, many of the earlier
varieties have been superceded by more recent varieties that are more
free flowering, make more attractive shrubs and are more disease resistant.
Please select ROSES to see the range of David Austin's
English Roses widely available at good garden centres and supermarkets.
A list of retail suppliers is available here for your convenience (this
list is not exhaustive).