English roses

Generally known as David Austin Roses, this group combines the many-petalled flower forms and attractive scents of the old roses with the appealing colours and repeat flowering of the modern Floribundas and Hybrid Teas - as well as some disease resistance. The flower form is mostly semi-double to cup-shaped and rosette although there are some singles.Most names in this group are commercial synonyms. David Austin (1926- ) is a leading English rosarian with a nursery in Shropshire.Many of these roses have been granted PBR status.

A ABRAHAM DARBY Flowers large, cupped, petals loose, folding inwards in the centre, peach above, yellow below, paling with age, highly fragrant, recurrent. 'Yellow Cushion' _ 'Aloha'. Raised Austin, UK,1985. ['Auscot'] PVR 7(2)29

AMBRIDGE ROSE Shrub to nearly 1 m tall. Flowers medium, cupped, pale apricot, darkening towards the centre. Charles Austin _ seedling, raised by David Austin in 1990.

CHARLES AUSTIN Shrub 1-2 m tall. Flowers double, with outer petals white, suffused pink, inner ones buff. Chaucer _ 'Aloha' raised by David Austin in 1973.

CHAUCER Shrub to about 1 m tall. Flowers cupped, pale pink darkening towards the centre, fragrant. 'Duchesse de Montebello' _ Constance Spry, raised by David Austin in 1970.

CONSTANCE SPRY Arching shrub sometimes grown as a climber. Flowers pale pink with a darker centre, cupped, prolific over a short season. The first of the English roses raised by David Austin in 1961 as a cross between the Gallica 'Belle Isis' and the Floribunda 'Dainty Maid'. Unlike other David Austin roses this flowers in spring and does not repeat.

CYMBELINE Shrub over 1 m tall. Flowers grey-pink with brown, fragrant. Parentage unknown. Raised by David Austin in 1982.

ENGLISH GARDEN Shrub to 1 m tall. Flowers pale yellow with many neatly arranged petals, the colour darkening towards the centre, fragrant. (Lilian Austin _ seedling) _ ('Iceberg' _Wife of Bath), raised by David Austin in 1986.

A EVELYN Flowers large, shallow-cupped, apricot and yellow with a strong fragrance. ['Aussaucer'] PVJ 11(1)64.

A GERTRUDE JEKYLL Flowers dark pink to near-red, of many petals that form neat rosettes with a powerful Damask fragrance. Wife of Bath _ 'Comte de Chambord', raised by David Austin in 1986. ['Ausbord'] PVJ 9(2)61.

A GOLDEN CELEBRATION Flowers large, deeply cupped, dark golden yellow, extremely fragrant. May be used as a climber. Origin unlocated. ['Ausgold'] PVJ 11(1)64.

GRAHAM THOMAS Flowers cupped, dark yellow with a touch of apricot at first, fragrant. Charles Austin _ ('Iceberg' _ unknown). Raised by David Austin, UK, 1983.

A HERITAGE Shrub to about 1 m tall. Flowers cupped, yellow-pink with a darker centre, flowering over a long season and with a lemon scent. Raised by David Austin in 1984 as a seedling _ 'Iceberg' seedling. ['Ausblush'] PVJ 7(2)29.

LEANDER Flowers small, double, in large clusters, the petals in a fan-like formation, deep apricot, fruity fragrance. Origin unlocated.

LUCETTA Shrub 1-2 m tall with arching branches. Flowers exceptionally large, flat, semi-double, pale pink, fading with age; central stamens prominent, fragrant. Parentage unknown. Raised by David Austin, 1983.

OTHELLO Thorny shrub to 1 m or more tall. Flowers large, cupped, with numerous petals. Colour variable from deep crimson to red with purplish tones or paler, fragrant. Lilian Austin _ The Squire, raised by David Austin, 1986.

A SAINT CECILIA Shrub. Flowers well-spaced, appearing in succession, pale apricot, cupped, fragrant. A seedling selection of Wife of Bath, Austin, UK, 1989. ['Ausmit'] PVJ 8(3)52.

A THE DARK LADY Flowers deep red, with the petals well spaced, fragrant. Origin unlocated. ['Ausbloom'] PVJ 10(2)58.

THE SQUIRE Open, rather weak shrub to about 1 m tall. Flowers large, cupped, exceptionally rich dark crimson.The Knight _'ChÃĢteau de Clos-Vougeot'. Raised by David Austin, 1977.

WIFE OF BATH Twiggy shrub to 1 m tall. Flowers medium, pink, paling towards the edges when fully open, strongly fragrant. 'Madame Caroline Testout' _ ('Ma Perkins' _ Constance Spry). Raised by David Austin, 1969.

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL Flowers white, pale brown centre with age. A sport of 'Mary Rose'. Raised by David Austin, UK, 1988.

YELLOW CHARLES AUSTIN A sport of Charles Austin with pale yellow flowers.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Rosa 'Yellow Button'

Low shrub. Flowers quartered in various shades of yellow, strongly fragrant.Wife of Bath _ 'Chinatown'. Raised by David Austin, uk, 1975.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Rosa L.