David Austin Wedding Roses are dedicated to creating beautiful fragrant roses to help you celebrate your wedding or important event. David Austin started with a vision in the late 1940’s with the aim of creating a more beautiful rose. Initially he worked on creating roses to be enjoyed in the garden. Inspired by appreciation of this work he set about creating beautiful fragrant rose to be used in the home and for special occasions.
One of the fragrant garden roses from the David Austin collection is the David Austin Wedding Rose Purity (Ausoblige), a perfect, luxurious rose. Purity is one of the newest arrivals in the David Austin cut rose selection and, as the named suggests, there’s nothing contrived about her natural and delicate personality.
The blooms open first to a cup and then to a fully opening rosette. The rosette is more loose ruffled than tight and her pretty blooms have a gentle and informal look. Each flower is creamy-white, its central petals lightly dusted with tones of pale apricot and peach which complement stronger bursts of coral, tangerine and orange.
The fragrance of the David Austin Wedding Rose Purity is strong and fresh, with distinctive hints of Turkish delight and rose water. She is perfect for weddings, special celebrations and everyday floral design. Her cousin Juliet may be Purity’s perfect partner, but she is equally happy sitting gently among nudes, soft-blush pinks and parchments.
Specifications of the David Austin Wedding Rose Purity
Color : Creamy White
Petals Count : 90
Diameter : 10-12 cm
Fragrance : Fresh and distinctive Turkish delight and rose water
Vase Life : 9-10 days
Breeder : David Austin
Plant Name : Ausoblige
Best use after: 6-7 days
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.