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Rose Benjamin Britten: description, features of cultivation


The rose is recognized long ago and by all the queen of gardens, flower beds and parks. No self-respecting florist will not hold out so as not to plant at least one bush and cherish it, take care of it and be proud of it. And sensitive breeders every year (well, maybe a little less) seduce gardeners with something new, delightful and tempting. The last decade and a half this seductive novelty remains Benjamin Britten - a rose that belongs to the so-called English group.

What are English roses

There is no such official term. However, all over the world, these roses are known precisely as “English”, and here we are affectionately called “Ostinki”. These include and rose Benjamin Britten. The background to the emergence of such a category of “queens of flower beds” is this: in an effort to get brighter, with elegant buds, roses, the breeders at a certain stage found out with bitterness that they overdid it. Floribunds and hybrid tea varieties practically lost their flavor, and the “old” varieties were almost lost in the early twentieth century. Of course, new and fashionable hybrids had their advantages: they bloomed in fact the entire season, and not just in the first weeks of the summer: they gained a richer palette. But they were attractive buds, further flowering hybridizers were of little interest. And the shape of the bushes made them not too attractive in the garden.

English breeder David Austin, who became interested in "old" flowering, set himself the goal of preserving its aroma and forms, giving the plants the ability to bloom longer. To do this, he crossed "classic" varieties (damask, bourbon and other roses) with tea hybrids and representatives of the floribunda class. The first recognized success of Austin is considered to be Graham Thomas, who received international recognition in 1985. And the last (for the moment) - Benjamin Britten, a rose, amazing for the English with its coloring.

Unique features of English roses

"Ostinki" confidently beat rivals with such qualities:

  • excellent frost resistance (which is especially appreciated by Russian florists), resistance to certain diseases and endurance,
  • abundant, lush bloom, repeating again,
  • delicate but persistent and “personal” fragrance
  • variety and decorative types of formed bushes.

Their only drawback is that the bushes, including those that form Benjamin Britten (rose), occupy a lot of space on the site. But the beauty and duration of flowering - above all praise.

Rose Benjamin Britten: Description

This variety has existed only since 2001. The height of the bush is average, up to one meter, 75 centimeters in diameter. The flowers are dense, large (about 12 cm), uncharacteristic for English roses color: at first pale pink, they acquire a rich scarlet shade with orange notes. The shape resembles a deep bowl, as the flowers ripen, they open into a rosette that preserves the cup-like outlines. Often the flowers are collected in inflorescences of three. They have a strong aroma, but not intrusive, with fruit and wine notes. Shrub rose Benjamin Britten forms a dense, well-branched, with dense foliage.

The first, most powerful and abundant flowering wave occurs in June (the middle or the end of the month depends on the weather). Secondary flowering, somewhat more modest in the number of flowers, captures the end of August or begins in September.

Benjamin Britten is a rose, loving the sun, so she needs to find a well-lit place. Some partial shade is also suitable, but with a lack of light, flowering will certainly be delayed and will be less luxuriant and plentiful. It is better to plant roses in spring: autumn plantings in the event of a harsh winter can transfer it badly. It is unlikely to freeze out, but they will recover for a long time, respectively, and we will not have to wait for a quick flowering. The land is prepared in advance: it is enriched with humus fertilizers and loosened. It is useful to soak the seedlings with a root former and keep it for a day in distilled warm water. At the time of planting, the grafting zone is sunk a dozen centimeters. The pit is filled with a mixture of extracted soil, compost and a small amount of bone meal.

Care features

No other way too general than the general rules of action is required, except one: like all English varieties, Benjamin Britten's rose, reviews of which emphasize her good health, is somewhat nervously related to excessive moisture. If the weather is stable, the buds may not open, even if they are already ripe. And this is fraught with the development of gray rot and the fall of all flowers. Therefore, flower growers, faced with such a phenomenon, are advised in prolonged rains or abundant dew to periodically shake off the bushes so that the drops do not linger on the buds.

Trimming rules

Systematic pruning does not require this grade. Roses Benjamin Britten themselves form a bush harmoniously. You can only direct the formation. If you need a low shrub with large, albeit in smaller quantities, flowers, shoots are cut in half. If desirable, high, with abundant flowering (but, accordingly, a smaller diameter of flowers), shoots are cut selectively and a third.

In April, making sure that the plant overwinter without prejudice, preventive pruning is carried out: the shoots are weak and small (they are unlikely to bloom anyway, and the sap from the rose is pulled) or with suspicion of disease, if the bush is already old - the excess .

It is believed that Benjamin Britten - a rose that does not need shelters. It is really surprisingly hardy. However, one should not forget that the climate in Britain is still milder than in most parts of Russian territory. Experienced gardeners, who settled this flower in their beds a few years ago, are advised to rely on their intuition and observing the flowers in their personal plot. In any case, they advise nevertheless to shelter young plants planted in the current year before winter. And those who first cultivate roses Benjamin Britten draw the attention of this shelter in the spring: due to its resistance to cold, it can start the growing season still hidden, so it is necessary to remove the covering material with extreme care so as not to damage the plant.

Features of David Austin roses

These flowers have left rivals far behind due to these qualities:

  • frost resistance, which Russian growers especially appreciate,
  • Abundant and lush bloom
  • persistent and unobtrusive at the same time,
  • decorative bushes.

The only, but not too significant disadvantage of these plants can be called quite impressive size of the bushes, because of which the plants take up a lot of space on the site. This also applies to Benjamin Britten's rose, which we will present in this article today.

However, varieties of English roses have unique characteristics, among which should be highlighted:

  • universality of application in landscape design,
  • a variety of flower shapes (from back-curved to cup-shaped),
  • an incredibly wide range of exquisite aromas.

One cannot but say one more peculiarity of English roses: they are capable of modifying the shape of a bush, depending on the growing conditions: prostrate and climbing, sparse - they can be completely modified during several seasons.

Rose varieties Benjamin Britten: history

The variety was introduced in the UK in 2001 under the working title AUSencart. The present name rose in honor of the English composer. When breeding plants used a known variety of Charles Austin, as one of the parents. Today, rose Benjamin Britten won many international awards.

Variety description

This is not quite the typical variety of English roses. Primarily due to the unusual color - red with an orange tint. Cupped flowers open to an open, slightly cupped rosette. This variety is great for highlighting more delicate flowers of other varieties of English roses. Brick-red roses Benjamin Britten, which are declared by the author can be mainly observed at the beginning of flowering. Today this coloring is considered very rare for the David Austin English collection.

The shrub with a few thin, intertwining shoots and small leaves of light green color, quite powerful. Its height does not exceed one meter, and in diameter it reaches seventy five centimeters.

Large (about twelve centimeters in diameter) uncharacteristic for English selection of roses color: first, the bud opens with soft pink petals, gradually they acquire a rich scarlet shade with distinct orange notes, and at the end of flowering noble crimson tones are added to them.

The shape of the flower resembles a deep bowl, but in the process of maturation the flowers form a rosette, which at the same time preserves the cup-like outlines. The flowers are densely double and at the same time light, usually having a "button" in the center. Often they gather up to three pieces in inflorescences. The aroma of this variety is strong, with subtle wine and fruit notes.

Description of the rose Benjamin Britten, presented in many publications on floriculture, suggests that the bushes look great in a single planting, and in combination with other plants. The most abundant wave of flowering occurs in the middle or end of June (it depends on the air temperature). Re-flowering, as a rule, more modest in the number of buds begins in late August or early September and lasts until late autumn.

Rose Benjamin Britten: Cultivation

Many novice growers believe that this is a capricious and difficult to grow a plant. In fact, this is not the case: if you follow the simple rules, you will be rewarded for your work with the luxurious flowering of the Benjamin Britten rose. Planting and caring for this plant is no more difficult than for other English roses. But if you still do not have this experience, we will tell you about some features of cultivation.

Choosing a landing site

Rose Benjamin Britten loves the sun very much, so try to find a well-lit place on your site. Even light penumbra does not suit this beauty: with a lack of light, flowering, as a rule, is delayed and becomes less abundant and lush.

When to plant a rose?

Planting a rose Benjamin Britten is desirable in the spring: in the case of a harsh winter, autumn plantings may suffer. They are unlikely to freeze out, but will recover for quite some time, so in the first year you will not be able to admire the lush flowering.

Land should be prepared in advance: it is enriched with humus fertilizers and loosened. Seedlings are pre-incubated in the root formers and a day in warm settled water. During planting, the grafting zone is deepened by no more than ten centimeters. The pit is filled with a mixture of excavated earth, to which is added a small amount of bone meal and compost.

What is it, a description

Roses have the appearance of a bush, the flowers are beautiful and cuppedmay be different shades and aroma, including:

  • fruit,
  • myrrh,
  • the smell of old roses,
  • musk
  • tea roses.

The leaves are small, can be with a glossy and semi-glossy surface, the color is dark green.

El Dibray Tu Hey

This is a park peony rose, in which the height of the bush is 70 cm. The flowers are dark pink in color, they are terry-like and in size coincide with the buds of peonies. Flowers emit a rich floral scent.

We offer to watch a video about El Dibrey Tu Hey:

Crown Princess Margaret

This variety of roses is resistant to low temperatures and diseases. It forms a sprawling bush, which consists of long and curving branches, covered with green foliage with a glossy surface.

The peculiarity of the variety is in large and densely dark double buds with a purple subtone. Bush grows straight, strongly branched and tallits height is 0.5 m, and its diameter is 1 m.

We offer to watch a video about the rose variety Falstaff:

Crocus rose

The variety was obtained in 2000. Ideal for florists who prefer pastel colors. Small buds - 10 cm, cupped shape. They bloom at the same time throughout the bush, painting it in white or pale lemon hue.

We offer to watch a video about the rose Crocus Rose:

Jubilee Celebration

This variety was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth. The bush is of medium size, its height and width are 120 cm. The leaf plate is semi-glossy, dark green. The peculiarity of the variety in resistance to diseases.

What are the best?

Not so long ago 12 best varieties of roses from David Austin have been awarded a quality mark British Royal Horticultural Community:

  • Golden Celebration,
  • Charlotte,
  • Septe Dile
  • Mary Rose,
  • Claire Austin,
  • Evelyn,
  • Claire Austin,
  • Graham Thomas,
  • Gertrude Jekyll,
  • Pat Austin,
  • Mollinho
  • Abraham Darby,
  • The Pilgrim,
  • Tradescant,
  • English Garden,
  • William Shakespeare,
  • Othello

  • When and how.

English roses bloom in two waves - the first in the middle of July, and the second - in August. At this time, the bushes strewn with bright and fragrant flowers. Before and after flowering.

Before flowering, it is important to feed with potassium content and to conduct regular watering - 2-3 times a week. In addition, in wet weather, buds bloom poorly - the upper petals dry out and do not allow to open. In this case, the buds need to open up, manually removing the top dry petals from it. Faded flowers are also removed from the bush, which stimulates the formation of young buds. What to do if it does not bloom.

English rose may not bloom for the following reasons:

  1. improperly selected soil
  2. lack of lighting,
  3. lack of trimming
  4. strong drafts.

Use in garden and park landscape design

English roses are actively grown in the garden in any case that will be convenient gardener. Shrub flowers perfectly complement the flower garden or miksborder, effectively look in the foreground among the rest of the bushes.

You can plant roses with such plants:

To make the rose garden look attractive in the spring, tulips or hyacinths can be planted between roses. Cover the legs of roses, which have an ankle shape, will help hosts, geyhery or geraniums.

Soil requirements

For the cultivation of English roses it is necessary to use loose, light and fertile soil. The process of its preparation has the following features:

  • Supes are friable, differ in good water - and air permeability. They heat up quickly, but they contain few beneficial trace elements. Adding the following composition will help to correct the situation: powdered clay - 2 parts, sod land - 2 parts, humus - 1 part.
  • Loam. They crumble easily, retain moisture and heat. This soil passes oxygen, contains many nutrients. To improve it, you need to add 3 parts of river sand, 1 part of sod land, 1 part of humus and 1 part of compost.

Landing in the spring in the ground

Planting activities should be carried out in the spring, following the following procedure:

  1. Before planting the roots of the plant prune and soak for 24 hours in water.
  2. Make a recess 50x50, add nutrient primer, mix with earth and pour water.
  3. When planting it is important to pay attention to the place of grafting of the stock.


The optimum temperature for the growth of English growth is 24-26 degrees. Covering them for the winter should be at a temperature of -3 degrees. Watering Moisturizing soil is carried out as it dries. This should be done in the evening, 5 l of water will go to one bush, and 15 l for climbing species.

Before the onset of flowering, fertilizing containing nitrogen is introduced, and during flowering, a composition with a high concentration of phosphorus and potassium. Already in August you can prepare a bush for wintering. The structure of the wood of English roses is looser, so the plant tolerates low frosts worse. In order for the wood to ripen as soon as possible, you need to regularly make potassium compounds.

Pruning is necessary in spring, before the start of sap flow. Procedure:

  1. Disinfect scissors or a knife that is well sharpened.
  2. Remove all weak, underdeveloped, old and diseased branches.
  3. Proceed to the formation of the bush. If you need a low shrub with large flowers, the stems are shortened by half. To create a large bush with a large number of buds, shorten the branches by 1/3 of the length.

Preparing for the winter

For the prevention of attacks of parasites and fungal diseases, it is necessary to treat with drugs containing copper. With the onset of cold weather, the soil in roses is covered with a mixture consisting of peat, sawdust, soil and compost. The height of the flooring should be 30 cm. It is very important to cover the base of the sprouts using a spruce branch.

Rose smell

Одна из целей, которую ставил перед собой Остин, была вернуть розам аромат. И надо сказать, что ему это блестяще удалось. Совсем не пахнущих роз среди его красавиц нет, хотя степень насыщенности и само «звучание» аромата у разных сортов разные. Целая большая серия сортов благоухает забытой классикой – как старая добрая античная роза. Самые ароматные среди них -Гертруд Джекил (Gertrude Jekyll), Мэйфлyep (The Mayflower), Фальстаф (Falstaff), Манстед Вуд (Munstead Wood), Уильям Шекспир 2000 (William Shakespeare 2000), Сьюзан Уильям-Эллис (Susan William-Ellis).

Но есть среди английских роз ароматы другого рода – например, фруктовые, часто персиковые, как у сортов Abraham Darby (Abraham Darby) or Lady Emma Hamiltonhave a rose Benjamin Britten the aroma of sweet fruit caramel, and the variety Summer Song (Summer Song) On a dense dense basis of fruit tea aroma the note of wormwood bitterness of chrysanthemums of the leaving autumn is superimposed.

David Austin styled another lost and forgotten scent, almost from the Middle Ages, the scent of myrrh. In my nose, it is somewhat reminiscent of the smell of very expensive soap, but without being loud in itself, it enhances others, and when it is present in the general chorus of aromas, others sound much stronger, acquiring warmer, feminine notes. The aroma of myrrh is peculiar Constance Spry, Queen of Sweden, but sometimes it feels just like a shade along with others in a complex inexpressible composition, like in grades Claire Austin (Claire Austin) and Pilgrim (The Pilgrim).

Many roses of Austin breeding are characterized by the aroma of expensive tea varieties - for example, Crocus Rose (Crocus Rose), Pegasus (Pegasus), Molineux, Teasing Georgia, Pat Austin, Grace (William Morris) varieties (William Morris). Often, the tea note does not dominate, but only complements the complex bouquet: fruity, spicy, clove or citrus. At grade Princess Alexandra of Kent tea smell is enriched with lemon and blackcurrant, Crown Princess Margareta it is heavily seasoned with the magic waves of the spirit of ripe tropical fruits, and by Golden Celebration tart wine and strawberries are mixed into strong tea. Large flowers grades of Ti Klipper (Tea Clipper) as if absorbed the flavors of all the spices of the East in combination with tea.


  • Abraham darby
  • Gertrude jekyll
  • Mary rose
  • Golden Celebration
  • The mayflower
  • Winchester Cathedral
  • Susan Williams-Ellis
  • William Shakespeare 2000
  • Munstead wood
  • Falstaff
  • Jubilee Celebration
  • Lady Emma Hamilton
  • Tea clipper
  • Summer song
  • Princess Alexandra of Kent
  • Heritage


Like all roses, halves require a warm, protected place on a plot with good drainage. Better if most of the day the roses are in full sun. The exception is, perhaps, only the darkest-colored roses, such as Falstaff, William Shakespeare 2000, Mansted Wood, Prince, - it is better to plant them in such a way that in the midst of the midday heat a light laced shadow falls on them, then the purple velvet of the petals retains its thick shimmering color longer.

Depending on the type of soil planting seedlings has its own characteristics. It is better to lay a rose garden from several roses at once, and not to make a single “patching” planting, however this concerns planting roses on any soils.

On sandy soils, the level of the rose garden coincides with the general level of the soil in the area. They dig holes, and better trenches, with a depth of not less than 2.5 bayonet shovels, i.e. about 70 cm deep and the same in circumference (for each rose). Sand ruthlessly thrown out. A non-wrap is placed on the bottom of the formed pit, which will prevent the washing out of the nutrient soil.

Ideally, the mix for sandy subsoil is made from 1/3 of purchased garden soil on the basis of neutralized peat, 1/3 of loam and 1/3 of garden compost or manure humus. If it is not possible to get fertile loam, then you can buy oven clay at the hardware store. It is devoid of nutritional properties, but improves the moisture-holding properties of artificial soil, which is especially important on sands.

It is useful to add to the planting mixture a handful of bone meal or horn-hoofed meal - this greatly enriches the substrate and allows you to do without dressings in the year of planting.

Light loam with good drainage is the best soil for growing roses. Their structure is ideal for roses, so the only thing that can be improved is to add a little compost or humus and bone meal when planting.

The most laborious is to prepare a place for planting roses on heavy, poorly drained clay and on deep peatlands. If the depth of the peat layer is more than 1 m, then the cultivation of grafted roses is generally problematic. If the peat layer is insignificant and clay underlies it, then the transformations are similar to what they do on heavy clays. The level of the rose garden is raised above the ground surface.

Ridges or flower beds are raised not less than 30 cm above the ground. Ridges must be at least 1 m wide. At the border of the ridge they make wooden paneling or stonework that will keep the ridge from being destroyed, and with skillful performance it will give it a finished and neat view. The upper dark layer of clay is mixed in a small amount to the planting mixture; it is necessarily facilitated by coarse sand and humus and neutralized peat. A good proportion is 1/3 of each component, but the proportion is not a dogma, and depending on the circumstances the ratio may vary. As in the previous cases, the bone or horn-hoof flour perfectly improves the nutritional properties of the planting mixture.

Rose saplings are supplied to the market in different forms - with an open root system, in plastic packaging and in containers. Roses from containers can be planted during the entire frost-free period, but ACS and packaged roses should be planted as soon as possible, as soon as the soil can be treated. Roses are planted with a depth of grafting on 3-7 and up to 10 cm (respectively on heavy soils - 3-5 cm, and on sandy soils - up to 10 cm). Such an indentation of the grafting site is the first measure of the winter protection of the grafted part of the rose from sudden and sudden frosts.

In addition, on the part of the grafted seedling that turns out to be underground, additional roots are gradually formed, and over time the rose is almost completely transferred to these new roots, although for many years it continues to enjoy the support of the roots of the wild rose, which is grafted on.


Very few roses can overwinter in our climate without shelter. Among the roses of David Austin there are several varieties that are able to grow without winter protection.

This is Alexandra Rose (The Alexandra Rose), Mayflower, The Mayflower, Rosemoor, Susan William-Ellis - from verified by us. All other varieties should be covered without fail in the air-dry way. Its essence is as follows. A frame is installed above the roses (it is better if it is made of metal arcs of sufficiently high strength, for example, of reinforcement). White nonwoven fabric with a density of 60 or 80 g / m is tied onto it. The edges of the covering material are well pressed to the ground with something heavy — stones, metal pipes, or simply clods of earth. It is important that this pressure ensures sufficient tightness of the shelter, otherwise strong wind can penetrate even through small gaps and tear the shelter. Of course, the shelter may be different, the same to which you are used to, if the results of wintering your roses suit you.

Finally, the shelter is set when the temperature stably stays at minus 5 °. Usually in our climate this happens on the 10th of November. Although lately the heat lasts longer, and accordingly, it is necessary to shelter later. But if you rarely go to the country in the fall, it’s still safer to cover the roses within the specified time than to leave them defenseless.

Only ripened shoots winter over the entire length, and in order for the wood to ripen, in the late summer and early autumn it should be given an additional phosphorus-potash fertilizer to the roses. Very good for this purpose is potassium monophosphate, in which both elements are present in soluble form and in the required proportions. It is easily dissolved in water of any temperature. 1 tbsp. the spoon is diluted in a 10-liter watering can and placed under the roses after a preliminary irrigation (although if it has rained recently, irrigation can be neglected). Feed this drug twice - in the 20th of August and in mid-September. Later feeding makes no sense, because the roots already poorly absorb nutrient solutions.


Roses - quite demanding plants, and roses D. Austin - in particular. This is due to the fact that they form a huge number of gorgeous flowers and not less leaves. In order to maintain luxuriant development and luxurious flowering, the nourishment of rose bushes must be balanced, i.e. all necessary elements must be present in the soil (or come in the form of top dressing).

If you are an adherent of organic farming, you can limit yourself to adding wood ash and horn and hoofed meal during planting and annual spring mulching of the rose garden with compost or rotted manure.

If you allow a reasonable use of mineral fertilizers, then use specialized liquid dressing for roses every 10 days or every 2 weeks. These dressings can be carried out up to the 20th of July, but not later. Such dressings contain all the necessary elements in optimal quantities, however, in August and September, there should not be nitrogen in nutrient dressings for roses, therefore we use potassium monophosphate. This is done to stop vegetative growth, improve the maturation of the shoots, strengthen the skeleton of the bush, and ultimately, for a more reliable wintering of roses.


Proper planting and competent care reduce the risk of developing diseases to a certain extent, but unfortunately, not a single rose has complete immunity. And under significantly deteriorated weather conditions, both powdery mildew and black spot can develop equally.

Preventive powdery mildew can be prevented by spraying rose foliage with sour-milk whey. However, if the disease still appeared, then it will have to work with chemistry.

Black spot often develops in the second half of the summer, with simultaneously increasing rains and night cooling. System drugs help to fight it. As a preventive measure, rose bushes are sprayed for the first time after full blooming of the leaves, in May - early June, followed by a repetition already in July, before the classic August weather deterioration - with night cooling, cold dew and prolonged rains. It is important to choose a day during which after spraying there will be no rain for at least 5 hours. During this time, the solution of the drug will be absorbed into the leaf tissue and after that it will protect the roses for 10-14 days.


Summer song - the most of the most! The fiery incredible color, wormwood-spicy aroma and extraordinary vertical growth are all that characterize and distinguish it from other pieces. L.D.Braithwaite - the reddest.

Crocus rose - the most attractive among almost white roses.

Munstead wood - the darkest and at the same time beautiful in all other respects.

Grace - the most abundantly and continuously blooming.

The mayflower - the most disease-resistant and winter-hardy rose of Austin (as well as her sister, a sport in white SusanWilliams-Ellis).

Queen of Sweden - A rose with the most proud posture, not bowing its head to nothing.

Gertrude jekyil - the strongest aroma floating in the garden with sweet waves.

Tea clipper - captivates with the scent of magic.

Crown princess margareta - amazes with its regal luxury.


Someone is crazy about their divine aroma, someone is admiring the magical transitions of their watercolor shades, someone like their harmonious bushes, worthy of decorating and enchanted castles, and front gardens of village houses.

I think Austin's English roses are the best for northwest Russia, not counting antique roses, both in terms of winter hardiness, and in terms of the overall strength of growth and development, including resistance to major diseases.

In this short review I will touch on only a few varieties that, for various reasons, have excited me.

First worth mentioning Summer Song (Summer Song) - one of the iconic roses of David Austin. Everything in it is special - the color, the aroma, and the overall look.

The color of the blooming bud is especially amazing - a sort of transparent tangerineorange glow of molten metal. The smooth silk texture of the petals adds charm. The aroma is also unusual - along with the traditionally tea and fruit notes, it has a strong bitter wormwood stream, which is not peculiar to any other rose I know. However, she also has a number of flaws - instability in wintering (even with good shelter, she often loses more than half of last year's shoots, and sometimes almost completely freezes to the ground level). The manner of growth is also a bit strange for Austin roses - absolutely vertical and somewhat even angular. All flowers are located in the tassels of the top of the shoots, wilted even in good weather. The feelings that this rose causes are contradictory, but people still want to have it no matter what.

Mayflower - another of Austin's special roses. She was the first declared absolutely healthy rose, not ill under any circumstances. Moreover, according to my (and not only my) observations, this rose is able to winter in the conditions of the north-west with little or no shelter. If the snow falls before the onset of severe frosts, then it winters without any damage at all. But if the severe frosts suddenly hit the snowless ground, then it will freeze over the underexposed tops of the shoots, as it happens in varietal rugoz, but in the spring it is quickly restored. The flowers are not particularly large, but of pleasant shape and with a magnificent aroma of Damascus roses. The flowering of the first wave is very abundant, and then the flowers appear, though not regularly, but until the end of the season.

One of the outstanding novelties of recent years - Wollerton Old Hall. The leaves are clean and healthy, the growth is powerful and harmonious, it blooms well and stably throughout the season, including the warm part of autumn. We admired the flowers, huge and very well-formed - rounded petals almost lock themselves into a ball of glowing creamy white color with body saturation in the center. Hard-to-find shades and halftones are constantly playing and can not be accurately described. All agree only that they are magical and wonderfully beautiful. Their aroma is strong and very feminine, it is better heard on the background of a warm, windless evening.

Petals are dense and open freely in any weather, even after prolonged rains. It seems that the variety will become a bestseller and will occupy a worthy place among the recognized best Ostinovsky masterpieces.

Unfortunately, there are roses among Austinovsky, which are completely unsuitable for conditions when the cold is accompanied by dampness. Moreover, it does not even have to rain, but simply constant fogs and dews. Among the most famous varieties of this group - Jude the Obscure, Geoff Hamilton, Brother Cadfael.

Their petals "stick together" without opening and rot. The leaves of all these varieties are resistant to diseases, shoots winter great, buds are laid in large quantities, and the flowers have a delicious and very strong aroma. However, the inability of the buds to unfold in cold and wet weather makes them actually blooming once (or even completely non-blooming) in our constantly humid climate of north-west Russia. It is possible that in dry and hot continental conditions they will behave perfectly ...

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Elegantly folded petals, pastel colors, a nostalgic flower shape, a maddening scent, and abundant re-flowering - for this, Russian rose breeders have always loved David Austin's roses.

And his latest novelties have another undoubted advantage - healthy foliage. Put aside the sprayer with fungicides to the side and admire these excellent in all respects varieties! Elegant elongated apricot-yellow buds of climbing rose ‘Bathsheba’ disclosed in densely double-shaped flowers in the form of shallow cups about 10 cm in diameter.

Petals are tightly assembled in exquisite rosettes: the front side of each is painted in a rich apricot tone with a barely noticeable pink, and the wrong side is yellow. This game of color, coupled with a frame of lighter, creamy outer petals gives the impression that the flower is glowing from the inside. The rose exudes the smell of myrrh, floral and warm, with a touch of honey.

And in a mature flower, you can catch the light aroma of tea rose.

the Rose Imogen It is distinguished by abundant flowering, but it is interesting to observe it even when it is still in buds. Narrow, with a pointed tip, before opening they sharply "gain weight" and become more rounded. Light lemon-yellow petals are collected in classic gable-meter rosettes with a button, flowers of medium size. Over time, they fade to a cream shade, turning into a charming "rasp". The aroma is light, fresh, with apple notes. The bush is powerful, upright. The name of the sort was given by the heroine of one of Shakespeare's plays.

Another tribute to the work of the famous English poet and playwright is the long-blooming rose. Desdemona - The owner of peach-pink buds and pure white cupped flowers (at the beginning of the dissolution they have a faint pink blush). Over time, they reveal a little more - so that among the delicate satin of the petals you can see the stamens. Flowers, exuding the aroma of myrrh, keep their shape even in rainy weather. A powerful, loose and wide bush will fit into both the traditional rose garden and the mixborders with perennials.

Sort Roald dahl. David Austin dedicated the centenary of the birth of the famous English writer and screenwriter Roald Dahl.

Красновато-оранжевые, цвета спелого персика бутоны раскрываются, превращаясь в чашевидные розетки среднего размера и более светлого, абрикосового тона. Куст цветет практически непрерывно, а цветки, несмотря на изящность, стойко переносят ненастную погоду. К легкому чарующему аромату чайной розы примешиваются фруктовые нотки. Куст округлый и ветвистый, а малое количество шипов делает уход за чувственной красоткой исключительно приятным.

the Rose The Ancient Mariner from the beginning of summer to frosts without the slightest hint of a break, it delights with abundant flowering. Petals of very large, cup-shaped, densely double-colored pink flowers are elegantly curved towards the center. The aroma is intense, warm, myrrh. A fully bloomed flower shows stamens, and the color of the petals varies from deep pink in the center to light at the edges. The bush will be good in the middle or in the background of flower beds and in a solitary planting.

The Poet’s Wife - a magnificent rose with flowers of rich yellow color. If they fade, it is not a whitish color, like other yellow “cheeks”. Their shape is fascinatingly beautiful: a ring of neatly folded outer petals frames the inner petals, which are located less strictly.

The bush is low and naturally round-shaped (it grows more in breadth than up), therefore it is ideal for the foreground of flower beds. The rose has a bright, rich aroma: at first lemon notes are clearly distinguished in it, with the age of the flower it becomes sweeter and stronger. This variety David Austin dedicated to his wife. And, if you did not know, - yes, this famous rose binder writes poetry!

Olivia rose austin Named after the daughter of David Austie Junior, so this is a truly special rose. According to David Austin Sr., it is even possible that this is the best rose of his selection from those presented to date.

This charming woman has flowers of the old form: the scyphoid buds gradually open into small-shaped rosettes up to 9 cm in diameter. They are good at all stages of dissolution. The color is a charming delicate shade of pink. The fragrance of a rose is divine: it has a strong aroma with distinct fruity notes. Vigorously grows and re-blooms well.

David Austin's advice: plant your shrub roses in groups - at least three shrubs of the same variety. This planting looks more impressive than a lone bush. The recommended distance between bushes in such groups is 50 cm between adjacent groups of different varieties of roses - 1 m.

History of the variety

Benjamin Britten - is a representative of the group of English roses. British breeder Sir D. Austin, engaged in breeding this variety, pursued the goal of preserving the beauty of the buds, characteristic of the old varieties, and the richness of their flavor. He also dreamed of making them less susceptible to temperature changes and illnesses. Benjamin Britten - a rose to be proud of, appeared in 2001. It is the result of crossing Charles Oustin and other varieties.

The working title is rose benjadamin AUSencart (English).

Rose Benjamin Britten

Note! This variety of roses is named after the world famous Edward Benjamin Britten - a British conductor and composer.

Description and advantages of the variety Benjamin Britten

This variety was bred in 2001, got its name in honor of the English composer. Benjamin Britten has a dense structure. These are beautiful bushes with dense semi-glossy, dark green foliage, which height is about one meter, and no more than eighty centimeters wide. The large, double flowers of Benjamin Britten are shaped like a cup-shaped rosette, and their color changes during flowering. At the beginning - a bud of pink color, then the petals get an orange tint, and at the end of the flowering of the eyes delight noble crimson tones. Rose has a strong, heady aroma, in which there are fruit notes.

The first and most abundant flowering occurs in the middle of the first summer month. The second is not so powerful begins in late summer or early fall. The withered flowers of Benjamin Britten should be removed in order to make the flowering more lush.

English rose variety Benjamin Britten has a lot of advantages. These include:

  • the plant has a decorative appearance (it is possible to form various types of bushes),
  • flower of this variety is characterized by rapid growth,
  • The rose is highly resistant to most pests and diseases.
  • Benjamin Britten tolerates a variety of weather conditions, including frost,
  • the plant blooms profusely throughout the season
  • Benjamin Britten flowers are distinguished by their original color,
  • The rose of this variety has a persistent, unobtrusive wine-fruit aroma.

There are no disadvantages in this variety. The only thing you can markl - Benjamin Britten bushes are quite large and take up a lot of space on the site.

Features of growing and planting Benjamin Britten

In the care of roses in this class are not too whimsical, however, it is necessary to follow some rules, so that they thank the grower in exquisite flowering.

Choosing the right place for planting is one of the important conditions for growing Benjamin Britten roses. It does not tolerate partial shade and will grow well and bloom profusely only in the sunny position of the site.

Plant a Rose by Benjamin Britten best in spring time. The soil is prepared in advance, it is loosened and fertilized. Saplings should be soaked in a root-forming agent and left for one day in warm, settled water. During the landing, the grafting zone is buried ten centimeters and covered with earth, compost and bone meal.

Rose Care Benjamin Britten

The rose of this variety has excellent health and frost resistance. However, there are some weather conditions that Benjamin Britten does not tolerate very well. Rainy weather and excessive humidity can contribute to the development of rot and fall off of the bush plant flowers. There is a possibility that under such weather conditions even the ripe buds of Benjamin Britten will not open. Experienced gardeners who have already encountered such problems are advised to shake off the bushes after heavy rains, as well as dew. It is important that the buds do not accumulate moisture.

Benjamin Britten is able to independently form a bush, so she does not require regular pruning. A gardener, depending on what kind of bush he wants, should only send it in time for further formation. Consider his options:

  1. If the grower plans to grow a small bush with large flowers, the shoots must be cut in half.
  2. In order to get a tall bush, which will bloom profusely, you should cut off the shoots to third.

In the middle of spring is to cut the weak shoots. It is recommended to remove some woody branches on age bushes.

Benjamin Britten in winter

This English rose quite resistant to frost and does not require shelter. However, the climate is different everywhere, so it is recommended to observe the flower in the winter season and focus on the situation.

Young rose bushes that are not yet one year old should be wrapped up during the cold season. With the arrival of spring, the shelter must be removed, but it must be done very carefully so as not to injure the plant.

Shrub roses Benjamin Britten are one of the masterpieces of breeders who never cease to amaze and delight gardeners with their novelties. This English variety is easy to clean.It looks great in the garden and is suitable for cutting.

How to multiply?

English roses can be propagated by seed, dividing the bush and cuttings. It is the latter method that is the most common and effective.

  1. In early summer, when the roses begin to bloom, it is necessary to prepare cuttings. To do this, cut about 15 cm of the green part of the sprout with a bud.
  2. During rooting, it is better to cut the bud, remove the leaves, leave only one pair on top of the seedling.
  3. All places slices treated with a solution of potassium permanganate.
  4. Deepen the cutting into the prepared pit, cover it with nutrient soil, pour it over and cover it with a glass container on top.

Diseases and pests

English roses are rarely affected by disease., but in the absence of proper care, the following bacterial diseases are possible:

  • powdery mildew,
  • black spot
  • gray rot
  • rust.

If it is wrong to choose fertilizer elements, it will lead to chlorosis - yellowing of the foliage and its drying. For treatment in the spring you need to make organic compounds, and then gradually use nitrogenous means until complete recovery.

Of the parasites, the most common are:

At the first signs of damage, treatment with the following drugs should be carried out:

Austin Roses are a special group of ornamental plants.which differ not only in beautiful buds, but also in the incredible aroma that they emit during flowering. But in order to achieve lush and abundant flowering, it will be necessary to create full-fledged conditions, as well as to take care of it regularly.

If you make a brief description of the variety, you can say that:

  • roses grow very fast
  • weather resistant
  • stable and long bloom
  • have immunity to many diseases.

These roses are very winter-hardy, which allows them to grow even in regions with a harsh climate. Abundantly and luxuriantly bloom and have a pleasant aroma. Shrubs look very decorative and after flowering.

The only drawback of the variety is that the flowers grow quite impressive in size, but many gardeners, on the contrary, like it.

"Benjamin Britten" is often used in landscape design. Bushes bloom colorfully and have a very wide color range.

For the first time, the Benjamin britten variety was introduced in 2001 in the UK, and since then David Austin’s roses have firmly taken pride of place in gardens.

Practical growing tips

Despite all the beauty of flowering, park English roses are very easy to grow. The main thing is a competent choice of a place for landing and the implementation of the basic rules of care. Preparing for winter is also important, as these roses, although they are frost-resistant, can still be damaged by extreme cold.

It is desirable that the soil was neutral acidity. Park roses love drained soil. If the site is low in acidity, lime should be added. If the soil is too sour, add peat or pine litter. You can adjust the clay or sandy ground.

If there is too much clay in the soil, then river sand should be added to it. If the earth contains a lot of sand, then add, on the contrary, clay.

Planting in open ground

The variety is sun-loving, so it is important to choose a lit area. Suitable place on the south side of the house. Even light penumbra can cause the bush to bloom badly. The place should be reliably protected from the north wind and drafts.

It is advisable to plant "Benjamin Britten" in the spring, so that the rose will have time to take root and gain strength before the onset of cold weather. In the case of autumn planting bushes can just disappear.

The selected area can begin to cook in the fall. First, dig a flower bed on a bayonet, and then make compositions rich in humus. Already in the spring, just before planting, seedlings should be soaked for a day in the growth stimulator.

Planting technology:

  1. Dig holes with a depth of about 50 cm. The width of the hole should be at least 60 cm. When planting several seedlings between them leave a pitch of at least 70 cm.
  2. In the pit poured a bucket of water.
  3. During planting, the bush is evenly lowered and sprinkled with garden soil, which is mixed in advance with bone meal and a humus bucket. It is very important that the vaccination remains underground at a depth of about 6-7 cm.
  4. Only the next day, the sapling plentifully shed and spud.

How to care for the rose "Benjamin Britten"

This variety does not like the high soil moisture. Therefore, watering should be given special attention, as dampness can cause rotting of the root system and the spread of disease in the rose bushes.

  • Water the plants very well, but only as the soil dries. If summer will be rainy, then after the completion of precipitation, water should be removed from each bush. It is advisable to shake off even the morning dew.
  • English roses gratefully accept the introduction of dressings. The first time the bushes are fertilized after hibernation in early spring, making special fertilizers. Already in June, when the plants are actively growing, nitrogen is introduced. During the formation of the buds of roses, phosphorus and potassium are badly needed. Already at the end of the season, flowers are fertilized with potash supplements that help them gain strength before winter.
  • The formation of beautiful bushes in “Benjamin Britten” is laid by nature, therefore the plant does not need radical pruning. But if you want the flowers to become especially large, the shoots should be shortened every spring by half. Preventive pruning is carried out throughout the season, removing weak and diseased shoots and wilted flowers.

Vaccination technology:

  1. First, sow seeds.
  2. Then seedlings are selected.
  3. After that, choose shoots with buds.
  4. Clean the root neck of the rootstock.
  5. Make a cut on the shoot.
  6. Connect the stock and escape.
  7. Fix the film.

The results of the procedure can be seen only after a couple of weeks.

Protection against diseases and pests

The variety is very resistant to various diseases and pests, but still some problems can happen. Most often, "Benjamin Britten" suffers from black spot - a fungal disease that affects the leaves.

The fungus appears due to high humidity and begins to spread from the bottom of the bush. It is usually found in the middle of summer. For treatment using drugs "Topaz" and "Scor". The procedure is carried out three times.

For preventive purposes, the bushes are sprayed with blue vitriol in early spring and before wintering.

From pests on the plant can attack thrips and aphids. To protect against parasites, the bushes are sprayed with insecticides.

The English rose "Benjamin Britten" will be the main decoration of the garden plot, and its luxurious bloom of various shades will not leave anyone indifferent.

Further care

No species of English roses like high levels of humidity, so you need to constantly monitor this figure.

The rose requires abundant watering, but only when the top layer of earth around the bushes dries out. After rains, they shake off the moisture, preferably in the same way to get rid of dew, to prevent rotting.

Rose needs abundant watering

After the plant wakes up from winter, it is necessary to feed it with special fertilizers suitable for roses. During the period of active growth of leaves, which usually occurs in June, fertilizers with nitrogen must be applied, and when buds begin to form, they are fed with phosphorus and calcium.

Important! Phosphate fertilizers include fertilizers such as double superphosphate, superphosphate and potassium monophosphate.

At the end of the season, roses are fertilized with potassium. Experienced gardeners prefer to use ASB Greenworld specifically for roses. One of his packs will be enough for 100 bushes. Used 1 time in 3 months. Differs in its long action.

Note! When using various fertilizers, it is necessary to observe the dosage indicated on the package.

Benjamin Britten does not need pruning, as the rose itself forms a beautiful and neat shrub. From time to time you only need to slightly direct the branches of the bush to form the desired look.

If desired, you can shorten the shoots in 2 times, then the bush will still bloom with large flowers, but will not grow too large. If you selectively shorten shoots by 1/3, you get a tall bush, covered with flowers of different sizes: from small to medium.

This pruning is done in the spring, before the buds appear. In addition to weak pruning, it is necessary to carry out more pruning for prevention. It is needed in spring, approximately in April and after the bush has faded in autumn. At the same time remove those shoots that look weak, dried or sick.

It is also recommended to remove those stems that are already stiff. Only planted flowers, as a rule, are pruned strongly, and those already rooted are thinned. At the same time leave no more than 3-4 stems. Shortening the shoot is done like a weak pruning.

This grade belongs to frost-resistant.

In a mild climate in her homeland in England, Benjamin Rose can winter without additional shelters. But for a more severe climate, it is better to follow the weather conditions and how other plants behave.

If weather forecasters promise a cold winter, then as a precaution, they dig in the roots and cover the plant itself. Shelter is removed very carefully to avoid damage to the bush and only when spring comes.

Important! It is necessary to cover the bushes, which will have to winter for the first time.