David Austin's English Roses

David Austin's English Roses


By (author) David Austin

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  • Publisher: Garden Art Press
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 241mm x 20mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 16 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Woodbridge, Suffolk
  • ISBN 10: 1870673700
  • ISBN 13: 9781870673709
  • Illustrations note: 129 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 97,545

Product description

Like its highly-respected companion in the series, Old Roses, this title draws the most useful information from David Austin's 'The Rose' and focuses on English Roses, bred by David Austin to combine the sumptuousness of Old Roses with the strength and practical virtues of Modern Roses. It will be greatly prized by rose-growers and rose-lovers everywhere, whether professional or amateur, and includes new colour photography.

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Author information

David Austin is uniquely equipped to write books on roses. As a commercial rose grower, he is in continual contact with gardeners and as a hybridiser he is in touch with agents who sell and propagate his English Roses worldwide - from Japan, Australia and New Zealand to the USA and Canada. His garden at Albrighton, near Wolverhampton, contains one of the finest collections of roses in the world, containing more than 800 varieties. He was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2003 and the Dean Hole Medal by the Royal National Rose Society.

Review quote

British nurseryman David Austin has spent decades in research and development of some of the finest rose plants. --Chicago Botanic Garden

Table of contents

The English Roses The Development of the English Roses The Classification of English Roses English Old Rose Hybrids The Leander Group English Musk Roses English Alba Rose Hybrids English Roses Cultivation Glossary Bibliography Index