OTHER VARIETIES OF
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
DID YOU KNOW
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.