LD Braithwaite® (Auscrim) is one of the best crimson rose of all the English roses bred by David Austin. In full flower, it is a magnificent sight either in a mixed border or when grown alone in the garden. With its large cupped, slightly open flowers sitting against its matt green foliage, L D Braithwaite will flower continually through the summer giving not only a splendid show, but filling the air with its classically styled fragrance. As with many English roses. L D Braithwaite grows to around 3 ft x 3 ft and is best planted in groups of three.
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This easy to grow shrub rose loves the sun, but is happy in both exposed and sheltered locations. It will do just as well in a coastal location or a cottage garden, and especially so in the more polluted environment of inner cities where it seems to really thrive!
o Received the RHS Award of Garden of Merit in 2001
o Long strong rather thorny stems with single large cupped slightly open flowers with many petals
o Foliage – semi evergreen large slightly green greyish matt leaves
o Habit – bushy and spreading, so great for low hedging as well as in a border.
o A fairly low growing plant
o Shrub rose
o Dark crimson red with purple shading
o Single cup slightly open flower with many petals in clusters
o Fragrance strength faint but becoming stronger with age into the unmistakable old English rose smell.
o Final height and spread 3 ft x 3 ft
o Flowers late Spring to late Summer
o Continuous flowering
In our experience David Austin roses are strong in terms of beauty and scent some can be less disease resistant. The cleaner the air, the more you will need to be prepared to spray against blackspot and sometimes rust. The leaves are also softer than most and a favourite of leafcutter bees.