'James L. Austin' produces flowers that spread into large rosettes crammed full of petals that are a strong, definite, cerise pink. A button eye is revealed in the centre. It will flower continuously from early summer through to first frost, filling your garden with a medium fruit cocktail fragrance hinting at cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and a touch of lemon and almond.
This striking rose has been named for James L. Austin, the son of David Austin Senior and brother of David Austin Junior, who has suffered from Parkinson's Disease. Money from every sale of this rose is donated to two charities who research this devasting disease - 5% to Parkinson's UK and 5% to Cure Parkinson's Trust
This rose has a bushy, upright habit and is small enough to grow well in containers so that you can enjoy the fragrance and beauty up close. The intense colour of the flowers will make it stand out in a formal or informal bedding arrangement.
'James L. Austin' would also make a very attractive dividing hedge.
Roses thrive on sunshine, ideally a minimum of four hours each day to perform their best. However, roses can still perform well in shadier locations, with selected varieties suitable for growing against a north wall.
Roses can be planted year round, but avoid doing so when the ground is frozen, waterlogged or in periods of drought. Dusting the roots with Mycorrhizal Fungi when planting will aid establishment. Allow your rose plenty of space to develop to its best, sited away from intense competition of trees & hedges.
Apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of the plant in early spring to help retain moisture and help keep competing weeds at bay. Gently fork rose fertiliser into the soil surface and continue to water well throughout the growing season. Dead-head flowers to encourage fresh new blooms to follow.
We deliver products to all UK addresses. All orders are delivered within 5 working days. You will receive an email with a tracking number once the parcel is on its way. This can be tracked on the day of delivery. If you have provided delivery instructions your items may be left without a signature.
Your order will be delivered securely packaged in a sturdy, rose print box and will include a leaflet detailing planting and care instructions.
Delivery to UK mainland addresses is usually between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, unless otherwise stated. Orders placed after 2pm may not be dispatched until the following working day. Orders for delivery to Northern Ireland, offshore islands and parts of the Highlands can take a day or two more.