By David Austin English Roses
Photographs courtesy David Austin English Roses
David Austin English Roses is delighted to announce its 2022 collection of fine English roses. These roses are poised for the new season, brimming with character, charm and energy and ready to bring an abundance of positivity to any garden or outdoor space.
Bursting with color, fragrance and personality, the 2022 collection is joined by two characterful newcomers, Silas Marner(Ausravaloe) and The Country Parson(Ausclergy).
Named for the unassuming, reclusive yet kind-hearted hero of George Eliot’s classic novel, Silas Marner is an unfussy rose of soft mid pink, bearing petals which are pale on the reverse and fade at the edges, with a gentle quality. There is a medium-strong Old Rose fragrance with accents of fruity lemon, green banana and apricot. Silas Marner grows to 3 ½ feet tall by 4 ½ feet wide.
Paying tribute to James Woodforde’s acclaimed narrative – an informal yet richly insightful account of the daily life of a late 18th century English clergyman – The Country Parson is a pretty yet feisty rose of Scottish descent, bearing fully open, medium-large, almost flat rosettes of pure yellow. There is a delicious medium-strong fruity fragrance with notes of sweet apricot, green apple and honey. The Country Parson grows to 3 ½ feet tall and wide.
Both varieties complement the rose breeder’s renowned literary themed collection, which includes such wonderful personalities as Gabriel Oak (Auscrowd), Eustacia Vye (Ausegdon) and Roald Dahl (Ausowlish), author of the much-loved children’s novel, James and the Giant Peach.
The new David Austin catalog of roses takes on a delightfully fresh appearance this season, featuring a compilation of beautiful, inspirational themes that will help bring a touch of Britishness to gardens and outdoor spaces.
Rose lovers and fans will be transported to the heart of the cherished gardens and landscapes that have become synonymous with English Roses. Gardeners of all abilities are sure to be inspired by the multitude of ideas and the plethora of plants on display to help them create their own special and unique take on the English garden.
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