David Austin has released four new 2015 roses for markets in the US and Canada. All four are repeat blooming throughout the growing season and have the classic David Austin forms and scents.
This rose is said to have superbly formed flowers, rosette shaped in a saucer shape with outer petals forming a perfect, round rim. It's a clear pink with a fragrance of myrrh that, over time, develops into a scent of clove.
'The Albrighton Rambler'
Unlike most ramblers, this one puts on a repeat show from spring until season's end. Light pink flowers with a light, musky scent. This is a short rambler, best for climbing on arches, pillars, walls, trellises, or even small trees. How about planting it under a lilac, whose blooms fade in early spring?
'The Lady Gardener'
This rose has been added to Austin's list of the most fragrant English roses, and even better, it's a pure apricot color -- one of my favorites -- that eventually fades to cream. It has a tea rose fragrance with a bit of cedar and vanilla thrown in, and the flower shape is classic rosette. Sounds like a real winner.
'Thomas á Becket'
Well, there has to be one red rose, and this is it. It has a natural, shrubby shape, with large. light red flowers that pale over time. It has and old rose scent with a hint of lemon. This might make a very nice rose hedge for all-season color in the border.