The new varieties are 'Desdemona', a beautiful white rose with an exceptionally long flowering season, 'Kelmscott', an extremely floriferous, larger than average shrub that is ideal for creating impact in the border and 'Sir Walter Scott' which combines the charm and robustness of the Scottish Roses with the fragrance and prolific repeat flowering of the English Roses.
David Austin will be at stand C68.
'Desdemona' has an exceptionally long flowering season, producing blooms from early summer until the first frosts. Pretty peachy pink buds open to reveal beautiful, pure white blooms, with a hint of pink at the earliest stage of flowering.
The blooms are chalice-shaped, they maintain their shape during wet weather and have an intense myrrh fragrance.
'The Ancient Mariner' bears masses of very large blooms almost continually from June until the first frosts.
The pink buds gradually open to many petalled, incurved cups with a strong, warm myrrh fragrance.
The open blooms are a rich glowing pink at the centre, becoming paler towards the edges. A very healthy and vigorous rose, it will quickly form a larger than average shrub, useful for middle or back of border, or planted on its own, creating a dramatic display.
Sir Walter Scott is the result of a cross with a Scottish Rose. It bears pretty little flowers which are rich pink, paling gradually over time. Each bloom's many pointed petals are arranged around a central button eye creating a perfect Old Rose style rosette.
It has short, dense, bushy growth and small, slender foliage. It repeat flowers prolifically and has a lovely strong Old Rose fragrance. A tough and hardy variety; it will thrive in difficult conditions and is ideal positioned towards the front of the border