Three new David Austin roses for Chelsea 2018

Rosa ‘Ausearnshaw’ Emily Brontë - photo: David Austin Roses

Rosa ‘Ausearnshaw’ Emily Brontë – photo: David Austin Roses

David Austin Roses introduces at the Chelsea Flower Show in London (May 22-26) three new roses to the UK consumer market: Rosa ‘Ausearnshaw’ Emily Brontë, Rosa ‘Austulliver’ The Mill on the Floss and Rosa ‘Auscartoon’ Tottering-by-Gently. The first one is described as an exceptionally beautiful rose. “The distinctive blooms of Rosa ‘Ausearnshaw’ Emily Brontë are soft pink with a subtle apricot hue. The central petals of each bloom deepen to rich apricot and surround a button eye which gradually unfurls to reveal a cluster of deep-set stamens. The petals are small at the centre and increase in size, by degrees, until the outer petals are quite large, resulting in very neat, rather flat blooms. It flowers freely and almost continually from early summer into autumn. The fragrance is strong — beginning as Tea but becoming more Old Rose with delicious hints of lemon and grapefruit. It forms a tall, bushy shrub with strong, upright growth; the foliage is tinged red at first, later turning green. It grows 1.35m high and 1.20m wide.”
Rosa ‘Austulliver’ The Mill on the Floss – photo: David Austin Roses

Rosa ‘Austulliver’ The Mill on the Floss – photo: David Austin Roses

Rosa ‘Austulliver’ The Mill on the Floss is brought onto the market as a very free-flowering rose, bearing large clusters of small, neat, deeply cupped blooms. “Initially mid pink, verging on lilac-pink, they pale as they open, the individual petals beautifully defined by their carmine edges. When fully open, each bloom reveals a small cluster of stamens. Held nicely above the foliage, they nod gracefully on gently arching growth, and have a sweet fruity fragrance. It makes a relatively large, bushy shrub clothed in healthy, glossy foliage. The new growth is an attractive red colour, turning green with age. It grows 1.35m high and 1.20m wide.”
Rosa ‘Auscartoon’ Tottering-by-Gently - photo: David Austin Roses

Rosa ‘Auscartoon’ Tottering-by-Gently – photo: David Austin Roses

The beauty of Rosa ‘Auscartoon’ Tottering-by-Gently is according to David Austin Roses found both in the simplicity of its single flowers and the spectacular display they create when viewed en masse. `Held in large, open sprays, the tight little buds open to reveal bright yellow flowers, each with a boss of golden stamens. Paling prettily over time, they have a light musky fragrance with fresh notes of orange peel. It flowers freely, repeating regularly throughout the summer, even more regularly if deadheaded, and is very tolerant to rain. A large shrub, its growth is shapely, rounded and branching. It grows 1.35m high and 1.35m wide.”