Thursday, October 07, 2010

David Austin Lists Five New Roses For 2011

An English watercolor artist, one of the most famous gardens in the world, fine bone china, a Scottish ballad, and the commemoration of the 250th year of a Scottish poem are the inspirations for David Austin's newest roses debuting in 2011. The five new English Roses are a pure-white "Susan Williams-Ellis", an open 5-petal white "Kew Gardens", a feminine apricot "Lady of Shalott", a cabbage petal rose-pink "The Wedgwood Rose" and an intense cerise "Tam o' Shanter". Fragrant and easy to grow, roses can be the highlight of any garden.

Susan Williams-Ellis

Kew Gardens

The Lady of Shalott
The Wedgwood Rose

Tam O' Shanter

David Austin is considered to be one of the best rosarians in the world. His roses combine intense fragrance of old roses with the continuous blooms of newer hybrids. Sizes vary but they usually grow fuller than hybrid teas or floribundas. The result is that the roses have the beauty of antique roses but more color choices. Except for the Susan Williams-Ellis rose, these English roses can be grown in Zone 9, with full sun, moderate watering. I have had great results using a systemic three-one fertilizer, pesticide, and disease control, like Bayer's All-in-One.

Make sure that your roses are either widely spaced away from each other or that your rose garden bed utilizes micro-irrigation. Overhead watering and rain can create more opportunity for disease issues, like black spot on roses.

You can order a free David Austin Rose catalog here.

Helpful links:

How to grow roses in Florida.

How to grow roses in South Florida

Pruning Roses.

Pests of Roses in Florida.

Heirloom Roses

Old Roses

Climbing Roses

American Rose Society

The All American Rose Selections

1 comment:

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