'Simple-to-Grow'

What is the 'Simple-to-Grow' rose collection?
'Simple-to-Grow' roses have been chosen by the David Austin Rose company falling into 4 groups that are;
Gardener Friendly- (G) Low maintenance roses selected for the US gardens which are Simple To Grow even for the New Gardener.
Fragrant- (F) This collection includes the most fragrant, repeat flowering roses. The fragrances include myrrh, fruity, musky, tea and the classic old rose scents. 
Climbing- (C) Best for covering walls, pillars, trellises and fences. These roses are vigorous without growing too large and are repeat blooming throughout the season. (These roses will exceed their listed height in areas with extended growing seasons such as the San Francisco Bay Area.)
New Introductions- (N) Selected from the best of the most recent releases.

 
Abraham Darby (own root)
Rosa English Rose

One of the best for repeat bloom, cleanliness & vigor. The spreading bushy plant yields big voluptuous blooms of blended yellow, apricot and pink. Glossy green clean leaves & rich fruity fragrance finsh the package. Abraham Darby has a spreading habit and wants plenty of room! It can be used as a climber in milder climates.
© Weeks Roses
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Carding Mill (own root)
Rosa English Rose

Carding Mill (Auswest) has flowers of beautifully mixed shades of pink, apricot and yellow, overall, giving the impression of rich apricot. At the bud stage, when the petals are just starting to unfurl, the inside of the petals are a very rich, deep apricot as opposed to the paler, soft yellow undersides. When fully open the center of the flower is well filled with petals, their closeness giving the impression of a rich, apricot - pink. Around the center, the loose ring of petals curl in slightly and so show their pale apricot yellow undersides. It will quickly make a lovely, bushy, rounded shrub with quite straight stems, the many flowers nodding just slightly. There is a strong and beautiful myrrh fragrance. 40-80 petals (David Austin 2004)

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Charlotte (own root)
Rosa English Rose

Charlotte has exquisite cup-shaped flowers of medium size and soft yellow colouring. The growth is compact, bushy and rather upright.
All in all, one of the most beautiful of the yellow English Roses and also, for those with particularly cold winters, one of the hardiest. It has a pleasant Tea Rose fragrance. 100 petals
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Claire Austin (own root)
Rosa English Rose

The buds of Claire Austin are a pale lemon opening to large, creamy white flowers. The bush has an arching habit and can be trained as a climber.

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Crown Princess Margareta (Own Root )
Rosa English Rose

Charming apricot rosettes with a fine fruity tea rose scent, for a glorious, perfumed display. Forms a tall, gently arching shrub, perfect for the back of the border, a wall or along the fence line.
Crown Princess Margareta can be grown as a climber to 10 feet . 120 petals
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Darcey Bussell (own root)
Rosa English Rose

Darcey Bussell is one of the best and most healthy red roses 'we have bred to date' according to David Austin. Its beautiful flowers are produced freely and with excellent continuity. When young, their outer petals form a perfect ring around an inner cup; gradually opening out to form a perfect rosette. The colour is a deep rich crimson that takes on a tinge of mauve just before the petals drop. It has a pleasing, fruity fragrance with hints of green notes.
This rose, with its short, bushy growth, is an excellent shrub for the front of the border or for planting in formal rose beds. It will make an excellent plant for a large pot. It is our first fully double crimson to be released since the best selling William Shakespeare 2000 and is perfect for gardeners who would prefer a more compact shrub.
Darcey Bussell is the highly acclaimed ballerina. She was appointed principal at the Royal Ballet at the age of 20 and has danced in the title role of many ballets around the world. She has been honoured with many awards including the OBE in 1995.
3 ft. x 2 ft. in cold climates 70 petals
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Eglantyne (own root)
Rosa English Rose

Eglantynes flowers are quite large and a beautiful formation - the petals turning up at the edges to form a shallow saucer filled with small petals. The bush is medium in height and bushy, with nice foliage and good disease resistance. It is sweetly fragrant - a charming and delicate Old Rose scent.
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Falstaff (own root)
Rosa English Rose

This tireless performer opens the season with dramatic blooms and unforgettable perfume. Large, cupped and full-petaled flowers of dark crimson mature to deep fuchsia, Arching habit. 110 petals
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Gertrude Jekyll(cl)
Rosa English Rose

A tribute to the famous British garden designer. Large, well-filled rosettes are deep pink with a powerful damask fragrance, on a tall, very robust shrub.
Gertrude Jekyll blooms well in cool weather.
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Golden Celebration
Rosa English Rose

Giant, cupped blooms of golden-yellow. An enchanting, strong and delicious scent of tea, citrus, honey and strawberries. Superb garden performance. One of David Austin's favorite roses.
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Graham Thomas (own root)
Rosa English Rose

The tea-rose fragrance will drift through your garden from these cup-shaped rich yellow blooms. Graham Thomas will reach 10-12 ft. as a climber.
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Harlow Carr
Rosa English Rose

Harlow Carr has an excellent bushy habit, maturing into an attractively rounded shrub with its flowers almost to ground level making it a good choice the front of the rose bed. The new foliage is bronze at first, later becoming green. There is a strong, pure Old Rose fragrance that has been described as reminiscent of rose-based cosmetics.
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Heritage
Rosa English Rose

Another of the original Austins to make it to the States and still one of the most popular. The shell pink soft color has now become synonymous with an English rose. May be the most vigorous of them all, and it is often trained as a climber in this country. The heavily petaled flowers have a strong rose fragrance with an udertone of citrus. The long stems bear very few thorns.
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Lady Emma Hamilton
Rosa English Rose

A most unusually-colored member of the Austin clan...fat buds of deep polished ruby red open to fully double cupped flowers of soft gold swirled & kissed with touches of tangerine & blushes of pink. Each full flower is redolent with an intense fruity fragrance. Dark red stems & dark red-green leaves also set her apart in the family. Very reminiscent of ye ol' beloved Talisman in color.
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Lichfield Angel (own root)
Rosa English Rose

Lichfield Angel has flowers which start as charming peachy pink cups, gradually opening to form neatly cupped rosettes. Each bloom has a perfect ring of creamy-apricot waxy petals enclosing numerous smaller petals. Eventually the petals turn back to form a large, domed, creamy-white flower. The overall effect in the mass in sunshine is almost pure white. Lichfield Angel will form a vigorous, rounded shrub which, with its blooms nodding attractively on the branch, will make a fine sight. It is very useful in a border, as it blends well with all other colours and will act as an intermediary between pinks and yellows. The fragrance is generally light but has strong elements of clove at one stage. Lichfield Angel is a limestone sculptured panel, from the 8th century, which was recently discovered in Lichfield Cathedral. It depicts the Archangel Gabriel and still bears the remnants of Saxon paint. 4ft. x 3ft.
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Mary Rose
Rosa English Rose

This rose is repeat-flowering! The exquisite large pink rosettes and Damask fragrance make a wonderful show in your garden
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Molineux (own root)
Rosa English Rose

Molineux is an excellent rose for bedding, although it is equally good for the border. It flowers with exceptional freedom and continuity, has even upright growth and little or no disease. The flowers are of a rich yellow colouring. It has a characteristic Tea Rose fragrance with a musky background. Winner of a Gold Medal, the President's Trophy for the 'Best New Rose of the Year' and the Henry Edland Medal for the 'Best Scented Rose', at the Royal National Rose Society Trials. Named for the Wolverhampton Wanderers Soccer Club in the UK. 3 ft x 2 ft.
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deep velvety crimson
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St. Swithun (cl)
Rosa English Rose

St. Swithun has very large, open-cupped blooms filled with frilly petals, in a lovely soft pink, fading to white at the edge of the petals. The growth is tall and vigorous, with large, disease-resistant leaves. This rose may also be grown as a climber - in fact it is one of the best English Rose climbers. St Swithun flowers freely, repeating very quickly and is particularly tough, reliable and healthy. There is a strong pure myrrh fragrance, typical of the English Roses. Summer prune to maintain it as a shrub and encourage quicker repeat flowering.
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Strawberry Hill (own root)
Rosa English Rose

Strawberry Hill bears medium sized, pure rose pink, cupped rosettes of superb quality. Their colour gradually pales to a lighter pink at the edges of the petals, eventually exposing glimpses of yellow stamens at the centre. The blooms are beautiful at all stages.

The growth is tall, vigorous and rather informal, with small clusters of blooms held on slightly arching brances. Strawberry Hill is very healthy with glossy, dark green foliage. This is a wonderful choice for a position to the rear of a mixed border, or for a border of shrub roses.

Strawberry Hill was awarded the Prix d'Honneur for fragrance from Nantes in 2007.

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Teasing Georgia (own root)
Rosa English Rose

Teasing Georgia is a yellow rose of delicate beauty; the flowers are of a particularly pleasing cupped formation. The centre petals are in the form of a rich, deep yellow cup, while the outer petals fall back and fade to palest yellow providing a most pleasing, two-tone effect.
The growth is strong but graceful, displaying the flowers nicely.
Pleasant, medium-strong Tea Rose fragrance. Good disease-resistance and repeat-flowering.
May need some summer pruning if grown as a shrub.
4 ft. x 3.5 ft. or 8 ft. as a climber.
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles (own root)
Rosa English Rose

Tess of the d'Urbervilles sports large fragrant flowers of bright crimson colouring. They are of a nice, deeply cupped shape in the early stages; the petals turn back to give a less formal but still attractive flower. They bend over with their weight, to give an elegant effect. The growth is robust, bushy and spreading and the leaves large and dark green.
May need some summer pruning if grown as a shrub.
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Winchester Cathedral (own root )
Rosa English Rose

Winchester Cathedral is a large, double white roses with a subtle shading of buff, contrast well with dark green foliage. This medium bushy plant can be used in various landscapes.
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