The David Austin or English roses have become very popular with rose growers all over the world in the past 20 years. By crossing old fashioned roses with modern roses, David Austin of England has created a whole new line of roses that combine the form and scent of yesteryears roses with the repeat flowering of modern roses.
In New Zealand conditions, L.D.Braithwaite is the best all-round English rose you can grow in your garden. The blooms are a rich, glowing crimson colour and open up to reveal the old fashioned form typical of English roses. They repeat very well and there is also the strong old rose scent to enjoy as well. Enjoy the blooms in the garden or bring them inside to a vase – L.D.Braithwaite lasts longer than most other English roses when picked.
English roses often grow very tall and leggy like they want to be a climber. L.D.Braithwaite however stays very contained and compact, growing to about 1.2m high x 1.2m wide in the garden. The disease tolerance is also very good throughout the season.
L.D.Braithwaite was named by David Austin for his father-in-law Leonard Dudley Braithwaite and has been popular all around the world since its introduction over 20 years ago. Consistently ranked in the top five modern shrub roses by member of the New Zealand Rose Society.