The New David Austin Roses for 2021
Two new roses have just been introduced by David Austin Roses. Both roses are named for Thomas Hardy characters and will be available in the U.S and the U.K. this year. They can also be ordered from the company. See details below to get their sumptuous free catalog.
The following descriptions are from the David Austin Roses press release:
'Gabriel Oak' is a a magnificent variety bearing large, many-petaled rosette blooms in a striking shade of deep pink. Over time, the outer petals pale slightly. The wonderful fragrance is strong and fruity. A vigorous rose, it forms a shapely, broad, rounded shrub with mulberry purple stems and dark green foliage. It grows 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide. Named after the beloved character of Thomas Hardy's 1874 novel Far From The Madding Crowd.
'Eustacia Vye' is an exceedingly pretty rose with glowing mid-pink flowers with a touch of apricot. The rich hue gradually pales over time. Held on red-tinged stems, the blooms begin as shallow cups that open to full rosettes packed with delicately ruffled petals. The delicious fragrance is strong and fruity. 'Eustacia Vye' is a repeat-blooming rose with a strong, vigorous shrub and exceptional good health. It grows 4 feet tall by 3 feet wide. Named after the flawed heroine of Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native.
Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy