The Ancient Mariner

(Ausoutcry) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Mid pink
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium-strong, Myrrh
Size: Medium Shrub 1.25m - 1.75m 1.25m - 1.75m
Bloom Size: Large
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An impressive variety, bearing masses of large, many petalled blooms on a bushy, quite upright shrub. The blooms are a lovely glowing mid pink at the centre, paling towards the edges. Over time, they each reveal a cluster of golden stamens. There is a medium-strong myrrh fragrance. The name of this rose was inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. There is a strong, warm myrrh fragrance. David Austin, 2015.

Available from April 2024.


Colour: Mid pink BLOOM COLOUR Colour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
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-strong, Myrrh
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: Medium 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. 1.25m - 1.75m 1.25m - 1.75m
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2015

Growing Conditions

North, East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight
Partial Sunlight