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* Broadcast Note: Technical Difficulty pause at 6 minutes 24 seconds. Show resumes within one minute afterward. Spring 2013 promises to be “Rose Heaven” for fans of David Austin Roses. Michael Marriott, Chief Rosarian for the famous Shropshire, England rose breeder will join us to talk about six exquisite new English Rose varieties to North America. The six varieties – deliciously fragrant and robust, season-long repeat bloomers.
David Austin’s English Roses are known for combining the romantic flower forms and perfume of Old Roses with the broad color range and repeat-flowering of modern roses. As a rose breeder, David Austin’s achievement is in marrying this lovely “English Rose” look with tough-as-nails garden performance, vigorous growth, full bushes, disease resistance and prolific season-long bloom. English Roses are suited to growing in full sun or partial shade provided the site is not overhung by tree canopies. Gardeners who long to recreate the English cottage garden style in their yard can rest assured that these are roses with passports. They are not only grown in England, but are truly world travelers, found throughout the U.S. and Canada and, indeed, in every rose growing country in the world.
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