Visit Homepage
Skip to content

Category: David Austin Roses

Darcey Bussell – David Austin Rose

Fully double red garden roses have been relatively rare offerings from David Austin. When the flowers are in full flush and at their height in the garden, Darcey Bussell’s roses are beautiful by any standard in the rose gardening universe.

crimson red rose
Darcey Bussell rose from David Austin

Flowers have up to eighty petals and are medium-large, four inches or so across. Form at height of bloom is exceptional, although the individual flowers loosen considerably as they age.

Leave a Comment

Abraham Darby – David Austin Rose

David Austin rose Abraham Darby is one of Austin’s most beautiful roses. Abraham Darby produces blooms of classic old rose form colored a soft pink with apricot tones.  Abraham Darby can be susceptible to blackspot and rust. Commit to spraying or else develop a casual indifference to dropped leaves as the humidity and warm nights of summer roll in.

David Austin develops roses of undeniable beauty, and Abraham Darby is one of his finest.

Abraham Darby was hybridized from Aloha and Yellow Cushion. Examining the parents’ defining characteristics gives hints as to Abraham Darby’s character.

david austin rose abraham darby
David Austin rose Abraham Darby. This rose bloom is fresh…color will develop over the next day.

Yellow Cushion is a pure Floribunda rose described as having excellent disease resistance. I have never seen a yellow rose with excellent disease resistance. Yellow Cushion was hybridized in 1966 by David L. Armstrong. As a rule, yellow roses from that era are not up to modern (or old rose) standards of resistance to blackspot.

Leave a Comment