Thomas à Becket

(Auswinston) English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Crimson-red
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium, Old Rose
Size: Large Shrub 140cm 140cm
Bloom Size: Large

This is a variety of very different character from the general run of English Roses, being rather closer to the Species Roses than to the Old Roses and more natural and shrubby in growth. Read more

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 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are delivered in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted from November to April they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
€22,95

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 potted rose

potted rose

WHAT IS A POTTED ROSE? Potted roses can be planted all year round and are delivered in our signature gold emblem pot. Plant in the summer for instant colour in the garden or give as a thoughtful gift. Depending on the time of year your rose may or may not arrive in bloom.
€29,95

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are delivered in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted from November to April they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
€22,95

Delivery within 7-10 working days

 potted rose

potted rose

WHAT IS A POTTED ROSE? Potted roses can be planted all year round and are delivered in our signature gold emblem pot. Plant in the summer for instant colour in the garden or give as a thoughtful gift. Depending on the time of year your rose may or may not arrive in bloom.
€29,95

Save 10% when you buy three of the same rose

Description

This is a variety of very different character from the general run of English Roses, being rather closer to the Species Roses than to the Old Roses and more natural and shrubby in growth. A striking crimson-red; the individual flowers can best be described as shallowly cupped, opening as informal rosettes; the petals quickly reflexing as the flowers age. They are held in medium-sized heads; the individual blooms nodding attractively on the stem. They have an Old Rose fragrance with a strong lemon zest character. It forms a strong, rather informal shrub. Named for Canterbury Cathedral.

Characteristics

Colour: Crimson-red BLOOM COLOUR Colour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Repeat 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: Medium, 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: 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. 140cm 140cm
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 2013

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

We were asked to name this rose for Canterbury Cathedral and were very pleased to do so.