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David Austin Wedding Roses

The rose Keira 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 ‘Keira’

(AUSboxer)

The Stunning David Austin Wedding Rose Keira has natural charm and glorious, vintage-style blooms. This unusual rose breaks all the normal rules for the cut flower industry, because each rose is subtly different in colour, being a beautiful blend of blush pink and cream, often with warm peachy highlights. Some blooms have an irregular flush of pink that highlights the edge of the outer petals, creating a very soft picotee effect. We think that this variation adds to the natural charm of the rose.

The flowers of the David Austin Wedding Rose Keira are beautiful at all stages: the small, plump buds opening into glorious, rounded young blooms that eventually form spectacular cupped rosettes, each with around 100 petals. The edges of the outer petals have an attractive, lightly waved effect. There is a medium-strong rose fragrance.

This David Austin Wedding Rose Keira, perhaps more than any other, looks like it has been freshly cut from the garden. This makes it particularly effective when combined with seasonal flowers, herbs and foliage for a romantic, garden-inspired look.

The name ‘Keira’ is a charming variation on the ancient Gaelic ‘Ciara’.

Specifications David Austin Wedding Rose Keira:

  • Shape : Cupped rosette
  • Color : Blush pink to cream to light pink
  • Petal Count : 100
  • Diameter : 10-12 cm
  • Fragrance : Fruity
  • Vase Life : 7-8 days
  • Breeder : David Austin
  • Plant Name : Ausboxer
  • 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.

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Illustrated here: This unusual split gate wreath with David Austin Wedding Rose Keira sets the scene for a country wedding, welcoming guests as they arrive at the church.
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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