Benjamin Britten - David Austin Rose

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English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

A variety of unusual colouring with an intensely fruity fragrance

Glowing, deep red-pink rosette-shaped blooms. Lovely, intensely fruity fragrance with hints of wine and pear drops. Very healthy with vigorous, bushy growth.

  • Repeat Flowering
  • Highly Fragrant
  • Ideal for pots and containers
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
  • Bred by David Austin
  • Suitable for zones 5 to 8

Here is a variety of unusual colouring which is almost impossible to describe – a very deep, almost salmon-pink shade that changes with age to an intense red-pink. The deeply cupped flowers soon open to form slightly cupped rosettes. ‘Benjamin Britten’ is a useful rose to provide a highlight among the softer shades of most English Roses. The fragrance is intensely fruity, with aspects of wine and pear drops.

It is a shrub of medium height, vigorous, with dense, rather upright, growth and excellent foliage. Position this rose toward the middle or back of the border.
Very good in all climates: in warmer climates it can be trained as a climber with the support of a warm wall.

Named to commemorate the life of the popular English composer, conductor and performer. His compositions include large-scale symphonic scores, songs and choral works.


Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
Growth Type Shrub Rose
Sub Type English Leander Hybrid
Color Red pink
Fragrance Strength Strong Fragrance
Flowering Repeat Flowering
Disease Resistance Good
Height 4ft
Width 3ft
Breeder David Austin
Year of Introduction 2001
Appellation Ausencart
Suitable for zones Zones 5 - 8
Petal Count 60 petals