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6 best varieties of Austin roses


David Austin's English roses, discreetly elegant with a sophisticated scent, are known throughout Europe. Many breeder varieties have been awarded high-level awards. Bred in the temperate climate of Great Britain, Austin's roses quickly adapted to Russia and feel great in the Moscow region. And in more favorable conditions of the south of the country, prickly beauties show an increased growth force, climbing walls of houses and gazebos.

Not all Austin varieties are recommended for Russia, but those that are approved for sale show high winter hardiness and endurance. They pass the varietal testing in the US and Scandinavian test sites.

Austin rose varieties have the following common features:

  • versatility and refinement of flavors from myrrh to complex fruit;
  • specific bowl shape of a bud,
  • the prevalence of peach, pale pink, white and yellowish shades - according to D. Austin, forms with red flowers show less endurance and getting a good strong red hybrid is more difficult,
  • repeated or continuous flowering
  • have "star" names and reflect the cultural history of England,
  • are distinguished by unpretentiousness and high viability,
  • large and heavy flowers often wilt on thin shoots.

All Austin roses are beautiful. But we have tried to include in our rating those varieties of English roses that (according to gardeners' reviews) showed themselves best of all in difficult domestic climatic conditions.

Lady of shalott

First place ranking is the best grade of Austin roses for frost resistance. The plant can safely exist even in the latitude of St. Petersburg. The diameter of the bush reaches 1.5 meters, height - up to 1.8 m. Petals have a yellowish-orange color. The buds are oval-shaped, pointed at the top, of a reddish hue. Lady of Shalott has a very long flowering period: it begins in mid-May and ends with the onset of the first frost.

The flowers themselves - terry, medium size, on average consisting of 40-45 petals, in shape they resemble peonies. The core is open, the aroma is very rich and deep, containing notes of pear, clove and apple. Inflorescences consist of 4-7 buds. Medium sized shiny leaves densely cover the stems.

Golden Celebration

Spherical copper-yellow flowers of this rose have impressive dimensions: their diameter reaches 16 cm. Upon closer examination of the petals, it can be observed that there are numerous pink specks against a bright yellow background, which is why an unusual color is formed. Terry buds, consisting of 55-75 petals, have a spicy-fruity aroma. Austin’s rose bush, a variety of Golden Celebration varieties, grows up to 150 cm in height by 3-4 years of age, the width of the bush is about 120 cm.

The shoots are moderately prickly, they drift under the weight of flowers. But they have good elasticity, which allows them to be fixed on arches and fences. The variety is frost-resistant, tolerates the winter of central Russia with a light cover.


demanding of light: feels uncomfortable in the sun, makes only light shading,

grows poorly in lowland areas.

Golden Celebration

Spherical copper-yellow flowers of this rose have impressive dimensions: their diameter reaches 16 cm. Upon closer examination of the petals, it can be observed that there are numerous pink specks against a bright yellow background, which is why an unusual color is formed. Terry buds, consisting of 55-75 petals, have a spicy-fruity aroma. Austin’s rose bush, a variety of Golden Celebration varieties, grows up to 150 cm in height by 3-4 years of age, the width of the bush is about 120 cm.

The shoots are moderately prickly, they drift under the weight of flowers. But they have good elasticity, which allows them to be fixed on arches and fences. The variety is frost-resistant, tolerates the winter of central Russia with a light cover.


continuous flowering from early summer to autumn


  • poor resistance to black spot.

Lady Emma Hamilton

Neat upright shrub reaches 120 cm in height and 100 cm in width. Young stems and leaves have a bronze tint, gradually turning green with age. Large double flowers in the unfolded form have a diameter of 11-12 cm and have a cup shape, they are abundantly covering the bush. Closed buds - dark red with orange splashes. Petals are orange, almost tangerine, bright. The aroma is strong, with fruit and citrus notes, the peak of its intensity falls at 9-11 am, then the smell gradually subsides.

One inflorescence consists of 3-6 buds. The flowering period begins with the beginning of June, ending by August. The plant is very winter-hardy, but it is sensitive to overmoistening of the soil, does not bloom for a long time during rainy periods.

Graham thomas

The rating would not be complete without a rose, bred in 1983. The plant is very popular among gardeners because of the peculiar lemon-apricot shade of the petals. Flowering lasts all the warm season: from mid-May until October. Opened terry buds with a diameter of 10-12 cm under the influence of sunlight gradually fade, becoming pale pastel.

The bush has a width of 110 cm with a height of 120-130 cm. With age, its bottom does not bare, flowering continues on the tops of the shoots and below. Foliage - dark green, with a wax shine. Graham Thomas variety is often planted near the gazebos, near the terraces of houses. When arranging flowerbeds, it is advisable to place the plant in the center of the composition, planting around smaller flowers: this rose goes well with its neighbors of blue, violet, white shades.

The mayflower

The variety stands apart from the rest of the Austin roses rating: its small double flowers, measuring 6–8 cm in diameter, do not droop. The petals have a rich pink hue, the middle of a fully opened bud is yellow. The flowering period begins in early June and lasts until the beginning of autumn.

Branched dense bush plants are relatively small: 80-100 cm in height. In width, it reaches the same size. The leaves are light green, cast in bronze, with time their color darkens, the gloss dims, the surface becomes almost matte. Flowers smell intensely in rose oil. Gardeners love The Mayflower for being virtually immune to diseases.

How to choose a variety of roses Austin choose

When purchasing seedlings of Austin roses, you should be guided by the climatic features of the region in which they are planted to be planted: the average amount of precipitation, temperatures in winter. It must be remembered that most varieties of Austin roses require constant care, in particular pruning. When the slightest signs of disease are seen on individual shoots, they must be promptly removed to prevent further spread. Therefore, if it is planned to spend a limited amount of time on caring for plants, it is better to choose, for example, a neat Mary Rose or extremely resistant to powdery mildew and black spot The Mayflower.

Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before buying, you should consult with a specialist.

Awesome rose fragrance

One of the goals that David Austin set for himself was the return of the roses of their inimitable fragrance. And it makes no sense to deny it: he did it brilliantly.

Such roses, which would absolutely not emit any smell among the beauties of Austin simply do not exist. However, it should be noted that the degree of saturation and the nature of the fragrance of each variety of roses - its own unique.

There is a large series of "pink" varieties that exude the fragrance of forgotten classics, like antique roses from ancient times.

The most fragrant among them are Gertrud Jackiewhich can often be found in city parks.

Park roses varieties for the Moscow region - Austin varieties

The natural conditions of the Moscow region in order to grow beautiful rose bushes are closest to English roses. English roses for Moscow region - one of the most popular park cultures.

It arose as a result of hybridization of old classic roses with the following groups of varieties:

Which of all the varieties to prefer? Which roses of Austin are the best varieties for the Moscow region?

Variety of park roses under the name of its creator, under the name of Charles Austin, it was hybridized in 1973, but after almost forty years it is in great demand. This is not surprising, because Austin roses have all the necessary properties and qualities. These plants are:

  • unpretentious
  • resistant to precipitation
  • hardy
  • survives and after successfully bears fruit even in fertile soils,
  • able to winter in the Moscow region (with shelter),
  • not affected by disease,
  • resistant to pests.

Austin's roses have only one flaw, which is the untidy appearance of older flowers as compared with young ones. As a rule, prolonged and heavy rainfall aggravates the situation: roses do not like this, although in general the plant grows well and survives (especially if it is provided with shelter in winter), but does not guarantee a lush harvest in such situations.

Reviews of those engaged in the cultivation of these varieties of roses, suggest that in the abundant rainfall season, Austin roses lose not only their visual appeal, but may also become covered with black spots.

Charles Austin Alexandra Kent is one of the most floriferous varieties of rose bushes. During the peak flowering period, those who take care of this plant will have to tie the branches.

Pink thick terry flower buds are pleasing to the eye with fresh and strong, fragrant buds for a long time, they look harmonious in flower beds, compositions, in borders, in hedges and in containers. We grow roses speak of it as a good, strong and healthy culture, not amenable to any disease. Only occasionally powdery mildew can strike it, but in small quantities.

Alexander Kent Crown Princess Margaret - represents a grade of a climbing rose with large inflorescences with characteristic orange-apricot color. Flowering period - from May to November inclusive. That is, literally until the winter. For normal flowering and growth, the rose bushes of this variety need to be planted in places where there is enough sunlight and where there are no other trees and shrubs within a radius of 1.5-2 meters.

This culture feels most comfortable on loose soft soils, it requires moderately abundant watering and at the same time does not tolerate overmoistening and too-listed soils.

This variety is also frost-resistant, perfectly tolerates high humidity and is resistant to diseases.

Crown Princess Margareta Roses Clare Austin is selected only 10 years ago, in 2007. But they have the reputation of the best white roses from English varieties. They are especially valued for the fact that they bloom large cream-white buds.

This hybrid tea “pink” culture grows with a bush, but its sprouts, provided they are tied up, are capable of stretching up to 2-2.5 m. This feature of it allows it to grow as a climbing rose or climer. Buds are resistant to diseases, but in the cold winter requires additional shelter for themselves, because it can withstand a temperature drop of only -10 degrees.

In the summer, rose bushes tolerate heat well, and with regular watering and loosening of the soil it grows well and gives flowers at a temperature even at +40 degrees. This culture is well suited for breeding on mixborders and flowerbeds. Like a climbing variety, this bush is planted along fences, near arches, near columns and walls.

Rose claire austin Most recently, in 2014, a new variety of roses, named Olivia Rose, was selected.

About him speak as a very positive and easy to maintain rose bushes. Its advantages include:

  • disease resistance
  • Powdery Mildew Immunity
  • immunity to black spot.
  • rich wavy color
  • blooms one of the first and concludes its bloom in late autumn, the inflorescences are in the form of rosettes,
  • have a wonderful aroma
  • perfectly in harmony with other colors in the flower beds,
  • grown without problems in containers
  • Suitable for hedge formation.

The varieties of roses, popular and favorites around the world

The conversation and description of Austin's pink varieties will be incomplete, if not to say about the most popular varieties among those who plant these lush beauties on their backyards.

The rose variety William Shakespeare 2000 was selected in 1987, but despite its already quite an impressive age, the variety has an excellent reputation and enjoys an enviable popularity.

William Shakespeare 2000 has:

  • high upright bush
  • bright red buds,
  • wavy color throughout the season.

The plant will give new beautiful flowers, if after warm weather in September, hot days will resume.

Rose Shakespeare loves warm, well-lit areas, preferably on a hill, but isolated from drafts.

It grows well and blooms on well-fertilized soils, it is fairly resistant to characteristic diseases, but in the winter it needs additional warming.

William Shakespeare 2000, a subspecies of Golden Celebration, blooms long and abundantly, the inflorescences are dense, lemon-yellow in color. Flowering time - from May to October. Bushes are resistant to frost, drafts and precipitation. Plant care involves feeding and regular pruning, moderate watering and loosening the soil next to the roots.

Golden Celebration Mary Rose - a variety that is simply indispensable for those who love cultures that grow in the form of a wide and spreading shrub and abound in peduncles.

Features of this plant:

  • flowers - strong and powerful,
  • resistant to pests,
  • have immunity to diseases
  • winters fine in our strip conditions,
  • blooms immediately with the arrival of warm days.

Mary Rose Leonardo da Vinci - an excellent variety, ideal for rose gardens and flower beds.

Popular variety is different:

  • abundant bloom to frost,
  • not afraid of precipitation
  • it does not harm the scorching sun,
  • will not require special care from owners
  • different immunities to diseases, including black spot.

Under favorable conditions, and with proper care and suitable weather, bushes of this variety can grow to a height of 1.8-2 m and put on abundant peduncles.

Leonardo da Vinci Gertrude Jekyll - another of the famous pink varieties that attracts gardeners:

  • frost resistance
  • abundant color
  • endurance to adverse conditions.

However, you will have to care for the rose. Rose bushes should be regularly cut and provide them with additional feeding, otherwise you can not wait for the inflorescences. Also, for re-flowering to occur, it is necessary to regularly exempt a bush from old, withered buds.

One of the drawbacks is the fact that this culture is very susceptible to black spot. However, this is the only disease from which to protect the plant.

Interesting varieties, unsuitable for conditions of the Moscow region

Not every English variety is suitable for growth in the Moscow region. Even if he is considered the best grade. And everything depends on the fact that in the middle lane such diseases as powdery mildew and black spot prevent normal growth and development of pink crops.

And, for example, the following varieties are vulnerable to precipitation:

  • James Galway,
  • Abraham Derby,
  • William Morris,
  • Charles Darwin.

If spring or autumn is rainy, then dense buds are not tied, and stuck petals of the flowers interfere with flowering and I can start to rot. A rust-colored bloom appears on the bushes, which can quickly infect the rest of the bushes.

All this - not the last shortcomings of the English beauties according to reviews from practicing gardeners who plant roses for the Moscow region.

For example, varieties such as

extremely sensitive to high temperatures. If its level rises to + 29-30 degrees, then the buds, if they bloomed in the morning, will almost completely fall off in the evening. And the bush begins to fade, the flowers lose in their pomp and size, quickly fade and lose their beautiful view.

How to choose a sapling

First of all, roses should be purchased in nurseries, where they are marked with a quality mark. Since, often purchasing seedlings with hands, you can get at the output not exactly what you would like to see in the flowerbed under your windows. If the roses on the packaging are signs - ADR, Gold, Silver, then you can be sure that the seedlings will have a decent root system and correspond to the variety declared on the packaging. All seedlings will have:

  • High immunity to various kinds of diseases,
  • Strong and long bloom
  • Flower buds will not be sensitive to various weather conditions,
  • Have a strong frost resistance, able to survive the coldest temperatures of the Moscow region.

Crocus rose

It is a shrub with sprawling branches, which blooms profusely with huge apricot buds 15 cm in diameter and has a bewitching scent. The height of the branches of the bush reaches 120 cm. Flowers do not fade in the sun and tolerate rainy weather.

Blossoms intermittently until frost.

Abraham Darby

It is a rose with strong-growing branches and buds of apricot color, with double petals reaching 14 cm in diameter and possessing fruit aroma. Но цвет слегка меняется от погодных условий – при холодном лете он цветет розовыми цветами, а в жаркое цветы приобретают абрикосовый оттенок.

Хорошо подходит для того чтобы высаживать ее заднем плане клумбы. The height of an adult bush is 150 cm. It has a meter diameter.

Flowering begins in July and continues until the first strong frosts.

It has good winter hardiness.

Alan Titchmarsh

This graceful aristocratic variety has wonderful drooping flowers in the form of a large upturned bowl. The color is cold lavender with a jaded aroma of an old rose with a touch of orange fruit.

The height of the shoots reaches a half-meter mark, with a diameter of 100 cm.

It blooms very long before the first frost, and also has excellent resistance to various diseases and good frost resistance.

This rose bush flowers are small, only 8 cm in diameter, rich pink color, but numerous dense flowers, the small size of which greatly compensates for the beautiful unsurpassed scent. Even after heavy rain with the wind, the buds look charming and tender. The height of the bush is 115 cm, and in girth it grows to 80 cm.

The variety is quite winter hardy.

Lady of Charlotte

This is the most frost-resistant variety of Austin. In the second year, with good care, it forms a highly sprawling bush, reaching a height of 130 cm. The flowers are large salmon-colored, and have the aroma of apple and tea with cloves.

Winters Moscow region carries excellent.

Crown Princess Margarita

The variety possesses charming terry flowers of an orange shade of a rather large size of 12 cm. The aroma of old roses is heard at a distance from the bush. Flowering continues for a long time, and the variety tolerates the harsh winters of the Moscow region. The variety is resistant to various diseases that are inherent in rose bushes.

Among the huge number of varieties of roses you can always choose those that decorate the garden, and will delight its owner with its charming aroma all summer.

10 Iceberg

Exquisite variety "Iceberg" is a branched shrub with a lot of gorgeous snow-white flowers on it. Intensive growth allows the plant to quickly fill the space. It can be a beautiful "hedge". The description of the variety says that the decorative qualities of the buds are preserved until the cold. Prolonged abundant flowering is an important feature of Iceberg. This climbing rose is considered one of the best among all the snow-white varieties. The maximum bud size is 9 cm. There can be up to 15 of them on each inflorescence.

The plant should be planted in protected from the wind solar areas. With timely removal of faded buds, you can count on re-flowering. Rapid expansion is another feature of the variety. For one season, he is able to close a nondescript wall. Landscape designers regularly use "Iceberg" in their compositions. Small white flowers look luxurious on any site. Pros: snow-white tint, long flowering time, excellent reviews, resistance to sub-zero temperatures. Cons: sometimes exposed to fungal diseases.

Variety "Alba" refers to the form of wrinkled roses. They are medium in height and fairly compact in size shrubs. Terry flowers with a diameter of 8 cm emit a pleasant fragrant smell. Rose planted in a composition with other flowers or a separate bush. In any case, it looks great. The buds have a white tint, but when burned out they can become creamy. Another feature is the leaves. They have an almond shape, a smooth texture and a dark green rich color.

Vigorous bushes can grow up to 2 meters. Flowering continues from mid-June and lasts about a month. The characteristics of the "Alba" can be considered increased resistance to frost, drought, rapid adaptation to different soils. It can even grow in urban environments. The rose quickly spreads over the plot, so the best solution would be to grow a variety in a fenced area. Main advantages: calmly endures cold and drought, beautiful snow-white buds, excellent survival rate, best reviews.

Rosa "Angela" knows every gardener. She is a symbol of selection art. Bred by crossing several varieties, it combines incredible beauty and sensuality. Deep pink color with crimson notes emphasizes the elegant shape of the bud. On each inflorescence many small flowers are concentrated. Variety refers to the shrub type. The average bush in width is 80 cm, in height - 150 cm. By the way, "Angela" is not exposed to common diseases. Flowering roses occurs again. After completion of each of them it is necessary to do pruning of old buds.

Semi-double petals with a wavy edge of bright pink shade look advantageous against the background of dense green foliage. In diameter, one flower is 4 cm. The variety is quite hardy in our climate, so it is often grown by residents of the Moscow region. In terms of care, everything is very simple: you need watering if necessary, regular feeding and weeding. When choosing a site for planting, it is better to give preference to open areas with exposure to sunlight. Before the cold should cover the plant. Main advantages: simple care, small beautiful flowers, exquisite appearance, fragrant aroma.

7 Gloria Day

"Gloria Day" - a variety known to many gardeners. It belongs to the numerous species of hybrid tea roses. Against the rest, it stands out for its coloring and large, beautiful buds. A unique combination of several flowers like most gardeners. The heart of the roses is bright yellow, and the petals, when opened, are whitish with pink edges. The variety is originally from France and is popular all over the world. "Gloriai Day" is recognized as a true beauty standard. Its excellent feature is increased resistance to the most aggressive factors. Quick adaptation to different climates allows gardeners to easily grow this wonderful plant.

Depending on the intensity of exposure to sunlight vary shades of buds. The rose is changeable not only in terms of color, but also of fragrance. It blooms for a very short period. When opened, the flower reaches a diameter of 19 cm. If the growing conditions are observed, the shrub variety can grow up to 2 meters. The main advantages: beautiful colors, very large buds, strong stems, calmly tolerate any aggressive factors. Cons: prone to black spot.

6 Pink Grottendorst

Wild Rose Pink Grothendorst refers to park species and wrinkled varieties. It is great for growing in special street areas, be it gardens, squares, etc. Flowers up to 4 cm in diameter have a bright pink tint that looks very aesthetically pleasing against the background of light pink foliage. They grow both individually and in several pieces in one inflorescence. Rose bush is sprawling, can reach a height of 2.5 meters. The flowering period is quite long - almost the entire summer. And often the rose blooms again.

The variety belongs to the frost-resistant plants. Without a special shelter, it can withstand a strong sub-zero temperature (up to 40 degrees). Immunity to a wide variety of diseases is another feature of Pink Grothendorst. Opened in the last century in Japan, it is especially in demand in modern times. This is due to its simplicity and unusual external data. Unlike other varieties, this rose is often used to make jams, oils, liquors, etc. In one inflorescence there can be up to 15 buds. Advantages: ideal for growing in parks, unusual appearance, re-flowering, does not require much attention.

5 Leonardo da Vinci

Rose Leonido da Vinci Floribunda is a unique variety. Bred in 1993, it is still in great demand. Looking at the photo of the bud, it is impossible to take your eyes off. Terry flower of rich pink color with an unusual arrangement of petals is something incredible. Its diameter is 10 cm. Intensive long flowering is another feature. Rose "Leonardo da Vinci" has upright bushes up to 1.1 meters. Even with constant sun exposure, the petals do not lose their original color. On one inflorescence can be up to 6 buds.

An important feature - resistance to various diseases. Rose is grown both on open land and at home. In the care variety does not require much attention. It adapts well to Russian frosts, so it is great for the Moscow region. "Leonardno da Vinci" refers to the number of vigorous flowering varieties. Advantages: a unique appearance, prolonged intensive flowering, the petals do not fade in the sun, the plant quickly adapts to the cold, strong tall stems, many excellent reviews of gardeners.

4 Charles Austin

"Charles Austin" refers to the modern variety of English roses. They are named after their creator, a popular breeder. The uniqueness of the variety lies in the color and shape of the buds. Depending on ripening, they change their shades from light to rich apricot. On the same bush often located shoots of different colors. It looks very beautiful. They are 10 cm in diameter, and in shape resemble cups. The variety is famous not only for its buds, but also for its beautiful glossy foliage. The bush reaches a height of 150 cm and has a fairly compact size.

Flowering occurs in early spring. In the descriptions of the variety by the breeders it is said that if you want the plant to bloom again, you need to prune and fertilize it. An important distinguishing feature of the rose is a rich, fruity scent. It is planted both separately and in combination with other flowers. Due to the wide range of shades and sophisticated appearance, the variety looks great anywhere. On the brush is usually located up to 5 flowers. Advantages: a change in the color of the petals, a unique form of buds, beautiful foliage, delicious aroma, ease of care.

3 Flamentants

The amazing variety "Flamentants" is known to every gardener. Judging by the description, it is not only well acclimatized in various parts of the world, but is also able to multiply rapidly and tolerate any changes in the weather. Large flowers of rich color will fill any area not only with subtle beauty, but also with magnificent aroma. It blooms once per season, most often in early June. Red buds are perfectly combined with dark green shiny foliage. With proper progress and compliance with all conditions of planting and cultivation, the stems grow to 5 meters in height. One inflorescence may consist of 15 flowers.

Before the cold, experts advise not to cover the rose, but only to bend its branches to the ground. It is very frost resistant. For landing should choose a well-lit place, protected from wind gusts. Successful cultivation of a variety depends on the implementation of the three types of care: watering, feeding and weeding. To get a more compact and voluminous bush, you need to cut the plant once a season. Main advantages: an ideal variety for the Moscow region, beautiful bright flower buds in large quantities, good tolerance of diseases and negative external factors, a lot of positive reviews.

2 New Dawn

"New Dawn" - another well-known climbing variety, very valuable for gardeners. It grows at an accelerated pace, and from the third week of June to September it blooms profusely. A distinctive feature is its adaptation to any conditions. This rose can grow in the shade, tolerate cold, snow and variable climatic conditions. The variety is not subject to common diseases (for example, black spot). The buds are large in size (8 cm in the unopened form), they are very strong and weighty. The height of the rose can reach as much as 6 meters. Used to decorate land, balconies, arches, etc.

Cultivated over 80 years ago in America. The buds are pale pink in color, becoming white after burning out in the sun. By the way, “New Dawn” smells very nicely, filling the whole area with its floral and fruity aroma. For safe wintering the plant should be covered with special material. When growing a rose requires moderate watering. Advantages: unpretentious variety, tolerates the absence of sunlight, frost, diseases, intensive flowering, delicate beautiful flowers.

One of the most popular climbing varieties is Amadeus. He is a leader in vertical gardening. It is a climbing plant that looks great on various arches, walls and other supporting structures. Buds are semi-double types, have a bright red color and are collected in inflorescences of several pieces (most often 6). The size of the average, when blooming reach 12 cm in diameter. The variety is ideal for the Moscow region. The main feature is intensive growth and abundant bloom. Rose several times became the winner of prestigious international competitions.

"Amadeus" begins to bloom in early spring and continuously decorates the site until the autumn. Stems reach a height of 3 meters - one of the lowest grade among climbing. On them in large numbers there are branches with beautiful bright buds. Judging by the description of breeders, the plant tolerates cold, illness, and the flowers do not fade in the sun. When planting, you should choose a site that combines sunlight and shade on it during the day. In the care of the rose is almost whimsical. Advantages: the most popular, very beautiful appearance, accelerated growth, a large number of buds, the best reviews of gardeners.


Growing roses for the Moscow region, so that they look luxuriant and luxurious, is simple.

The main thing is to choose the right variety that fits the characteristics.

David Austin was able to bring out a sufficient number of varieties of roses, including park roses, which are able to provide any park, hedge, arch and rose garden with beauty and dizzying aroma.

Austin Roses: Popular Varieties for Growing in the Middle Band

  • Variety Charles Austin It was launched in 1973, but is still popular today. The semi-fluttering shrub or shrub is suitable for vertical and horizontal gardening. The rose is unpretentious, resistant to rain, winters in the middle lane with shelter. Blossom fragrant terry buds of soft apricot color. The plant is hardy, it survives well even on not very fertile soils, it is resistant to diseases and pests. Its only drawback is the untidy look of old buds against the background of young ones. The situation will be aggravated by heavy rain, alas, this rose does not like lingering precipitation. Judging by the opinions of those who grow this variety of roses, in a particularly wet season, it loses not only external beauty, but can also get sick with black spot.

Crown princess margareta

Rose claire austin

Selected and popular worldwide varieties

A description of the varieties of Austin roses will be incomplete if you don’t mention the popular varieties that are popular among those who grow roses in home gardens:

    Roses William Shakespeare 2000 were first selected in 1987 and as confirmed by reviews, the variety enjoys an enviable popularity. A tall erect bush with spherical carmine-red buds will decorate the landscape, blooms in waves, the whole season. If the weather is warm, after a break in August by September, the plant blooms again. The plant loves warm light areas, slightly elevated, but protected from drafts. It grows well and blooms on fertilized soils, it is moderately resistant to diseases, and it needs warming for the winter.

William Shakespeare 2000

Leonardo da Vinci

Interesting varieties that do not grow in the Moscow region

The enemy, especially disguised as a delicate beauty with lush flowers, you need to know in person. Even the best varieties of English roses are not always suitable for cultivation in the midland. The fact is that in the climate of the Moscow region, the normal growth and development of crops are hampered by the disease: powdery mildew and black spot. For example, varieties such as Abraham Derby, Charles Darwin, James Galway, William Morris vulnerable to moisture and rain. If the season rainy dense buds do not bloom, stuck petals prevent flowering and even begin to rot. Rust begins to appear on the bushes, which can quickly infect the entire rosary.

This is not the only minus of English beauties, reviews on the varieties of practicing gardeners near Moscow. For example, varieties Sharif Asma, Pat Austin, St. Cecilia susceptible to high temperatures and poorly tolerate the scorching heat. If the air temperature rises to + 28-30 o C, the buds bloom in the morning, by the evening they fall abundantly. In general, the bush begins to wither, the flowers become smaller and fade very quickly, losing their presentable appearance.

Practicing gardeners also noted the following features of some varieties of the “pine”:

  • The root system of the Lady Shalot and Crocus Rose varieties should be held for 6-7 days in the humate before planting. This ensures active growth and abundant flowering of bushes.
  • Golden and Mary Rose, on the contrary, need short-term exposure to growth stimulants, overexposure, on the contrary, inhibits the growth and development of the plant.
  • Most varieties of English roses do not tolerate drafts, grow poorly and bloom in lowlands, where the soil swamps quickly and is irregularly ventilated. Ostinki also grow poorly on landscapes, where groundwater lies close to the surface.
  • Хорошо, когда почва легкая, рыхлая и насыщена кислородом. В них английская роза чувствует себя комфортно, меньше болеет и обильно цветет. Если грунт плотный, в него добавляют торф или песок, чтобы обеспечить дыхание корневой системе.

Высаживать культуры рекомендуется весной или осенью, но до первых заморозков. When planting in the spring in the fall, you need to dig up and fertilize the ground so that the bush quickly settles down and hurts less in the future.

How to combine varieties of Austin roses in the gardens

The combination of varieties of roses among themselves and with other cultures is an important aspect of home garden planning. And what about the aesthetics of the landscape says David Austin? Here is what he advises to those who plan to break the rosary:

  • If you plan to grow roses for landscape design, you should not be sprayed and buy a lot of varieties. This is appropriate when the rose garden is necessary for the selection and cultivation of crops for export.
  • To make the roses look spectacular, they plant each variety in small groups, approximately three copies at a distance of 0.5-0.75 m from each other. If the bushes have a vertical narrow crown, the distance can be reduced to 0.3 m.

  • Austin roses of different varieties are perfectly combined with each other. The soft colors of the buds are in harmony with each other, but are not combined with cultures of colorful bright tones.
  • The best neighbors for them will be perennials, compact, without sprawling lashes, powerful stems and large buds. The optimal are cultures that will shade and complement the beauty of the rose, and not compete with it.

The combination of varieties of roses

For the abundant flowering of roses of any kind spring pruning is important. It doesn’t matter what it will be: simplified pruning with a simple shortening of shoots by ½ height or complex, performed according to all the rules. Regular rejuvenation activates the growth of bushes and ensures abundant flowering. No less important is top dressing, especially if the soil is not very fertile. Regular intake of nutrients ensures that the culture will actively grow, bloom profusely and become immune from disease.

And finally, a little beauty: D.Ostin's roses in our gardens in the photo.