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David Austin Wedding Roses

The rose Miranda 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 Miranda™

(AUSimmon)

The David Austin Wedding Rose Miranda was part of the second generation of David Austin’s Cut Roses and remains very popular today for weddings and events. This rose is remarkable for the giant blooms, made up of approximately 120 wavy petals, perfectly arranged to form beautiful, almost flat rosettes.

When fully open, the heart of the David Austin Wedding Rose Miranda is a pure rose pink, while the outer petals pale to the softest shade of pink.

At the bud stage, the outer petals can be seen to have a lovely streaked green effect, which adds to the garden style, creating a look reminiscent of a parrot tulip. These outer petals gradually turn back and are hidden as the blooms open.

David Austin Wedding Rose Miranda has a delicate fruity fragrance.

Named for Prospero’s beautiful daughter in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Specifications of the David Austin Wedding Rose Miranda:

  • Shape : Rosette
  • Color : Mid pink with paler outer petals
  • Petal Count : 120
  • Diameter : 10-12 cm
  • Fragrance : Light ,fruity and floral
  • Vase Life : 6-7 days
  • Breeder : David Austin
  • Plant Name : Ausimmon
  • Best use after: 5-6 days
Miranda stages of flowering
DID YOU KNOW

The Story behind David Austin Roses

David Austin was born in 1926 on the farm where he lived all his life. He is the son of a farmer and began farming before going into business as a nurseryman 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 commercial cut varieties. Tambuzi, Rosaprima, and Alexandra farms amongst others 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 Austin died in December 2018. He will be remembered as one of the greatest rosarians and rose breeders of all time who is responsible for creating the world’s first horticultural brand. With over 240 varieties to his name, David Austin was still absolutely passionate about developing new varieties of English Roses until the very end. He died already knowing what the future may hold, having planned and undertaken the next crosses, which will hopefully create a new rose that will be introduced in nine years’ time.

David Austin Wedding Rose Miranda
Illustrated here: David Austin Wedding rose Miranda is combined with salix, veronica, anemone and clematis buds to create a hand-tied bridesmaid's bouquet.
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 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 Miranda on table
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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