Most roses in this section are, at least initially, the product of various crosses between Species Roses and modern Bush Roses during the 20th century.
The result is a wide mixture of shrubs of varying sizes and colors although they are usually quite large, reaching 5ft or 6ft in height. Most are tough and reliable. Pruning is essential if you really want your rose to thrive. English Roses are naturally vigorous and, if left without pruning, may become large and leggy shrubs.
The main purpose of pruning is to create a shapely, attractive shrub, with good structure, you can do this by simply removing parts of the plant during the non-flowering season. English Roses Bred by David Austin.
For almost 60 years David Austin has been breeding exquisite English Roses. Renowned for their beautiful, often many petalled, repeat flowering blooms and enticing, rich fragrances there are now over rose varieties bred by David Austin, each one making a fantastic contribution to any garden. 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.
How to Make David Austin's Rose Bush Stems Thicker. The fragrant, full, cupped blooms of a David Austin English rose (Rosa spp.) nod along stems like something from a storybook. The fairytale can.