English Roses have natural, shrubby growth which makes them ideal for both traditional rose borders and combining with other plants in mixed borders. Their habit can be bushy, upright or elegantly arching and their height can vary from being quite short to tall. The more compact English Roses work well in rose beds, whilst taller varieties can be trained against a post and rail fence. Most varieties will perform surprisingly well in partial shade with at least four or five hours of good sun a day. English Roses as shrubs look best when planted in groups of three or more of the same variety. They will then grow together to form one dense shrub, which will provide a more continuous display and make a more definite statement in the border.


Crocus Rose® (Ausequest)

A very free-flowering rose, bearing large rosettes of a palest apricot, paling to cream on the outer petals. The blooms are held in large clusters, elegantly poised on slightly arching stems. It forms a bushy, well-rounded shrub.

Color: Creamy White. Height: 4ft. Width: 4ft.


Darcey Bussell™ (Ausdecorum)

When young, the outer petals of each bloom form a perfect ring around an inner cup, gradually opening out to form a perfect, medium-large rosette. The color is a deep, rich crimson-pink, taking on a tinge of mauve just before the petals drop.

Color: Crimson-pink. Height: 4 ft. Width: 4 ft. 


Golden Celebration (Ausgold)

One of the largest-flowered English Roses, bearing rich yellow blooms in the form of giant cups. They have a strong Tea fragrance, developing wonderfully combined notes of Sauternes wine and strawberry.

Color: Rich yellow. Height: 4.5 ft. Width: 4.5 ft.


Carding Mill™ 

The blooms are a beautiful blend of pink, apricot and yellow, giving the overall impression of orange. They have a lovely myrrh fragrance. It forms a bushy, rounded shrub with quite straight stems.

Color: Apricot-orange. Height: 4 ft. Width: 3.5 ft. 


OWN ROOT Charlotte® (Auspoly)

Bears exquisite yellow flowers. These start off beautifully cupped, later opening out to form rosettes. Each bloom is packed with numerous small petals, arranged around a classic button eye.

Color: Soft yellow. Height: 4 ft. Width: 3 ft.


OWN ROOT Molineux™ (Ausmol)

Bears medium-sized neat rosette blooms – tinged with orange at first, quickly becoming rich yellow. It has a light-medium musky Tea Rose scent. The growth is compact, even and upright.

Color: Rich yellow. Height: 4 ft. Width: 3 ft.

OWN ROOT Tranquillity™ (Ausnoble)

Very floriferous and notable for the perfection of its flowers.An attractive, very floriferous variety, bearing pure white, beautifully rounded, rosette blooms.Almost thornless with very healthy vigorous growth.Light apple fragrance. 

Color: White. Height: 4ft. Width: 3ft.


OWN ROOT The Lady Gardener™ (Ausbrass)

Large, full-petalled, rich apricot blooms with a strong, delicious tea scent.  Repeat flowers quickly.  Very healthy.

Color: Apricot. Height: 4ft. Width: 3ft.


The Poet’s Wife (Auswhirl)

Beautifully formed, cupped flowers of strong, unfading yellow.  Rich, fruity fragrance.  Low, naturally rounded growth.

Color: Strong yellow. Height: 4ft. Width: 3.5ft.


Climbing Roses are an excellent way of bringing height and a feeling of abundance to the garden. They are best and most frequently used on house walls but are also perfect for growing on pillars, obelisks, walls, trellises and over arches. Climbing Roses usually have large flowers, held singly or in small groups. Nearly all varieties have the ability to repeat flower. 


Wollerton Old Hall® (Ausblanket)

A wonderfully fragrant climber – its strong, warm myrrh fragrance has intense hints of citrus. The buds have attractive flashes of red, open to beautifully rounded, chalice-shaped blooms of pale apricot, eventually paling to cream.

Color: Pale apricot. Height: 12 ft. 


OWN ROOT Tess of the D’Urbervilles®

Large, bright-crimson blooms.  Good Old Rose fragrance.  Flowers freely from early in the season.

Color: Crimson. Height: 8ft.


OWN ROOT Teasing Georgia™ (Ausbaker)

A rose of great beauty with rich yellow, rosette-shaped blooms. Lovely, strong tea fragrance. Very reliable, extremely healthy, and easy to grow. Repeat flowers well.

Color: Deep yellow. Height: 8ft

*Images courtesy of David Austin Roses