David Austin roses

David Austin roses

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Our columnist Kevin Lee Jacobs writes about how he transformed his backyard from a parking lot to a spectacular rose garden, using a mix of cuttings, new plants, and of course, blood, sweat, and tears.
The British rose breeder David Austin has been breeding old-rose plants since 1961. These gorgeous and profusely petaled flowers had fallen out of fashion as cut flowers because of their short vase life, but in 2004, David Austin introduced eight varieties of old-fashioned roses that will last as cut flowers for a week to ten days. We take a look at the history of breeding these very romanitc flowers.
Although they won’t debut until September, we got an exclusive preview of two 2013 blooms from British hybridizer David Austin Roses. ‘England’s Rose’ (left) and ‘Queen Anne’ took their time to achieve perfection; David Austin began the hybridization process a decade ago.
Often referred to as "garden roses," David Austin Roses are as lovely to look at as they are to smell. This slide show showcases some of David Austin's stunning varieties of old-fashioned roses that were specially developed as cut flowers.