June 24, 2014

English Roses Blooming in Yellow, Peach and White

Today I am posting photos of all my English roses in colors other than pink.  Above is 'Teasing Georgia' grown as a climber.  It has taken several years to grow this large, and I hope my other English rose climbers will eventually reach this size.

Above is a close view of 'Teasing Georgia', which is a lovely soft yellow. 

I have two 'Crown Princess Margareta' roses growing on trellises near 'Teasing Georgia' on the west side of our home.  Their growth has been very slow for several years, but last summer I hooked some drip lines right up to their bases and they have been growing better since then.  The sprinklers alone weren't providing enough water.  The photo above shows the flowers as a little paler than they really are.

'Lady of Shallot' is still tiny after being transplanted this spring, but the flowers are beautiful.  This rose is recommended as one of the easiest of the English roses to grow. 

Here is 'Lady Emma Hamilton', which is tied with 'Abraham Darby' for my favorite fragrant rose.  The out-of-focus flowers in the background show the rosy shades that remind me of a sunset.  Unfortunately, this rose doesn't last long in a vase, but a bouquet can perfume a whole room for a couple of days before they wilt.  I'm afraid this isn't the best photo - this rose really is gorgeous.

Speaking of 'Abraham Darby,' here he is during the first heavy flush of bloom.

And here is a close view of Abraham Darby's lush, huge, ruffled flowers.  This rose was completely covered in rust in California, but I haven't had a problem here in Spokane.  So it's not a good choice if you have rust problems in your area, but otherwise it is magnificent.

Despite growing in partial shade, 'Crocus Rose' is growing and blooming beautifully for me.  The cream flowers mix well with other roses in arrangements.

'Claire Austin' is still getting settled after transplanting during our big landscaping project next year.  David Austin gives this rose rave reviews, so I'm looking forward to seeing it mature.  The flowers are exquisite.

This final miniature English rose is 'Francine Austin,' which I am growing as a climber.  It's sweet myrrh-scented sprays are great to add to floral arrangements.  I didn't see it in the catalog this year, but 'Snow Goose' is similar.
I feel so grateful to David Austin and other plant breeders who bring so much beauty to our gardens!


  1. I am really enjoying all your beautiful roses. I am hoping to add a few roses to my new front garden as it gets developed, so you are providing me with great inspiration! -Jean

  2. How blessed you are to be able to grow these marvelous English Roses... I have admired them for years but they simply aren't suited to our climate and conditions... beautiful post! Larry

  3. Your roses are just incredible! I also grow Abraham Darby. He survived the Blackspot Plague last year but has been slow to grow this year. :( I really wish my climate was more conducive to growing roses organically. Lady Hamilton is just incredible!

  4. VW, your roses are inspiring. I think you have many more than me. The English roses really love your climate.~~Dee


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