David Austin Roses


Opulent and oh so romantic, David Austin Tess™ is a true English red rose. Effortlessly elegant with deep and dramatic ruffles, her breathtaking beauty is a sight to behold. Abundant in power and passion, Tess is a generous, velvety textured red bloom. Her confidence shines through into blackcurrant tones and richly ruffled rosettes with a glint of shimmering gold stamen at her heart. She has a light scent with a subtle but charming hint of tea.

A beloved independent heroine showered in classical period romance, David Austin Tess brings a nod of nostalgia to a contemporary setting. Bring out her distinctive charm with equally strong colors, charming period accents and green foliage.


  • Shape: Rosette
  • Color: Deep royal red
  • Scent: 1
  • Fragrance: Very light, subtle tea notes
  • Petal Count: 120
  • Diameter: 10-12 cm
  • Vase Life: 8-10 days
  • Best use after: 6-7 days
  • Availability: Yearround
  • Minimum order: 12
  • Breeder: David Austin
  • Plant name: Ausyacht
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Grower: Alexandra Farms, Tambuzi

David Austin ROSES

The rose Tess 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.