OTHER VARIETIES OF
David Austin Wedding Roses
The rose Leonora 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 commercial cut varieties.
David Austin Wedding Rose Leonora™
David Austin wedding rose Leonora’s creamy, ivory petals unfurl into a beautiful ruffled bloom with a central cluster of stamens. Her pure simplicity perfectly evokes a relaxed style.
Specifications of David Austin Wedding Rose Leonora™:
- Shape : Cupped rosette
- Color : Ivory, cream
- Petal Count : 105
- Diameter : 11-12 cm
- Fragrance : Medium. Fresh with notes of citrus and cucumber
- Vase Life : 7-9 days
- Breeder : David Austin
- Plant Name : Auswagsy
- 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.