(Auswine) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Purple
Flowering: Once Flowering
Fragrance: Strong, Old Rose
Size: Very Large Shrub 180cm 150cm
Bloom Size: Large

Just as 'Constance Spry' was our first pink rose, 'Chianti' was our first red. Read more

Mixed Border

Rose Border

Shady Areas

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Just as 'Constance Spry' was our first pink rose, 'Chianti' was our first red. Although both of these roses only flower once in a season, when they do flower, they produce a massive display of beautiful blooms worthy of comparison with the very best of the Old Roses. The blooms are large and cupped at first, opening to form Gallica-like rosettes of deep crimson, which turn with age to a beautiful purplish-maroon. There is a strong Old Rose fragrance.


Colour: Purple BLOOM COLOUR Colour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Once Flowering REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING? REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Strong, Old Rose
Bloom Size: Large BLOOM SIZE GUIDE Bloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: English Shrub Rose
Size: Very Large Shrub SIZE GUIDE All measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June. 180cm 150cm
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 1967

Ideal For

Mixed Border
Rose Border
Shady Areas

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

The name ‘Chianti’ reflects this rose’s rich wine colouring.

English Shrub Roses

English Roses have natural, shrubby growth which makes them ideal for both rose borders and combining with other plants in mixed borders. The more compact English Roses work well in rose beds, whilst taller varieties can be trained against a post and rail fence. Most varieties will perform surprisingly well in partial shade with at least four or five hours of good sun a day. English Roses as shrubs look best when planted in groups of three or more of the same variety. They will then grow together to form one dense shrub, which will provide a more continuous display and make a more definite statement in the border.
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The Story of

DAvid austin roses

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains at the heart of what we do. From one man's vision David Austin Roses has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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