Young Lycidas - David Austin Rose
Young Lycidas - David Austin Rose
Young Lycidas - David Austin Rose
Young Lycidas - David Austin Rose

Young Lycidas - David Austin Rose

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English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

An award-winning rose with fragrant Old Rose style blooms
Magnificent, purple-magenta blooms of classic Old Rose beauty. Lovely fragrance combining tea and old rose with hints of cedar wood. Healthy, bushy growth.
  •  Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
  •  Bred by David Austin
  •  Suitable for zones 5 to 10

This is a variety of classic Old Rose beauty. The flowers are quite large and deeply cupped even when fully open; the many petals arranged in a charming, rather informal way. Their colour is new to English Roses; a blend of very deep magenta, pink and red – the outer petals tending towards light purple – although this is in contrast to the outside of the petals, which are quite silvery in appearance. The flowers nod gracefully and are produced singly or in small groups on vigorous stems. There is a delicious fragrance that changes markedly with the age of the flower, starting as a pure tea scent and changing to a blend of tea and Old Rose, with intriguing hints of cedar wood.

‘Young Lycidas’s’ growth will build up to form an attractive, bushy shrub. It is an excellent choice to associate with English Roses and Old Roses in a rose border or in a mixed border with hardy plants.

We were asked by The Friends of Milton's Cottage to name this rose to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of the poet John Milton. ‘Lycidas’ is one of the finest short poems in the English language. Interestingly, it was Milton who introduced the word ‘fragrance’ into the English language.

Awarded first prize for fragrance at the 29 Barcelona Trials.


Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
Growth Type Shrub Rose
Sub Type English Old Rose Hybrid
Color Purple magenta
Fragrance Strength Strong Fragrance
Flowering Repeat Flowering
Disease Resistance Average
Height 4ft
Width 3ft
Breeder David Austin
Year of Introduction 2008
Appellation Ausvibrant
Suitable for zones Zones 5-10
Petal Count 90 petals