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David Austin Wedding Roses

The rose Beatrice is a member of the ‘David Austin Wedding Roses’ collection. In the year 2000 David Austin began breeding for cut roses with the shapes and fragrances of old Garden roses but with the vase life of a commercial cut varieties.

David Austin Wedding Rose ‘Beatrice’ 


The glorious BEATRICE rose is David Austin’s first yellow cut rose. With its rich coloring and delightful scent it is ideal for summer weddings and events.

The David Austin Wedding Rose Beatrice is a buttermilk/creamy/yellow coloured, full-cupped rose, with a frilly edge to its petals. It starts light, while the center is a deeper yellow. They begin as ruffled cups, opening to classic rosettes; the many petals radiating from the center of each bloom in a loose swirl, creating a natural garden rose appearance.

The scent of the David Austin Wedding Rose Beatrice has a soft and warm honey bass-note, developing into a fruity apricot scent with a hint of myrrh.

Like many true garden roses, the David Austin Wedding Rose Beatrice has differing colourations. Sometimes it is pure, clear yellow, with paler outer petals. At other times of the year, it is almost two-toned with a dark, almost apricot core and lighter, yellow exterior petals.

The David Austin Wedding Rose Beatrice blends beautifully with cottage garden flowers and is expected to be a very popular choice for summer wedding and events. It will work equally well in autumnal arrangements, particularly when blended with David Austin’s peachy apricot rose ‘Juliet’ and fragrant, cream coloured rose ‘Patience’.

With a vase life of 8 to 10 days, it is also ideal for gifting and arrangements in the home.

David Austin Wedding Rose Beatrice’s large blooms are held on strong upright stems.

Specifications of David Austin Wedding Rose Beatrice:

  • Shape : Rosette
  • Color : White/yellow
  • Petal Count : 83
  • Diameter : 11-12 cm
  • Fragrance : Gentle, soft, old rose
  • Vase Life : 8-10 days
  • Breeder : David Austin
  • Plant Name : Auslevity
  • Best use after: 4-5 days
Beatrice flower stages

The Story behind David Austin Roses

David Austin was born in 1926 on the farm where he now lives. He is the son of a farmer and began farming before going into business as a nursery man in the early 1960s. From an early age, he has been interested in gardening.

In the 1940s, a copy of George Bunyard’s book on old roses gave him the idea of crossing old roses with modern roses. The old roses – that is the gallicas, damasks, albas, etc. – had all but died out at that time. His objective being to create new roses in the style of old roses, thus combining the unique charm and fragrance of old roses with the wide color range and repeat-flowering qualities of modern roses. He was also particularly interested in producing well formed shrubs that would make good garden plants.

In the year 2000 David began breeding for cut roses. He was looking for roses with the shapes and fragrances of old Garden roses but with the vase life of a commercial cut varieties. Tambuzi, Rosaprima and Alexandra farms are growing these varieties for the cut flower markets of the world and they are testing dozens of new varieties for introductions in the coming years.

David C H Austin, his son, David J C Austin and his son Richard Austin
David Austin Roses is a traditional family business, led by David C H Austin, his son, David J C Austin and his son Richard Austin. The head office, rose breeding facilities and rose gardens are in Shropshire, UK. They also have regional offices in Tyler, Texas, USA and Osaka, Japan.
David Austin Wedding Rose Patience, a milky white scented garden Rose
While roses naturally flower in gardens only during summer and autumn, David Austin's cut roses are available all year round. This makes them the perfect choice for bouquets, events, weddings and celebrations at any time of the year.
David Austin in Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3HB England
A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains. From a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.
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